Frequently Asked Questions

  • faq1Can I pay for membership online?

Yes. Please go to the Join MLTAWA page and follow the prompts.

  • I teach at more than one school. Do I have to be a member at all schools?

No. Membership is personal, not institutional. But please do let us know the names of all the schools you work at for our records.

  • Do you offer special student membership? How about for retired teachers?

We welcome all language educators – students, retirees, lecturers, part-time, relief, and so on – to join MLTAWA. There is just one fee for all members and no discounts.

  • It’s now September (for example) and I want to become a member. Can I pay for part of the year?

Unfortunately we do not have a pro-rata membership for part of a year. If you pay in September you will be a member until the end of the calendar year.

  • What is the AFMLTA?

The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA Inc.) is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in Australia. Babel is the journal of the AFMLTA. Visit their website at

  • Why “Modern” languages?

The term ‘modern’ is used for historical reasons and is not intended to exclude any language. The AFMLTA and MLTAWA believes that there is value in all language learning and is accordingly interested in promoting the teaching and learning of any language (ancient, modern, ‘community’, Aboriginal, traditional, international, European, Asian or other). Languages listed on this website are shown as they are the languages taught in Western Australian schools at the present time.