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The Darwin Languages Centre is a government school that specialises in teaching languages other than English. Since its establishment in 1997, this unique centre has supported thousands of students to pursue their interest in language learning and to experience the joy of embracing another culture.

In-Schools Program

In-School Programs take place in 24 schools across Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas. Our teachers teach over 6,000 students using programs aligned to the Australian Curriculum Languages in Auslan, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin.

After Hours Program

After Hours Programs take place Monday to Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00pm and on Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm.

10 languages are taught to over 250 students each week.


Auslan, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. 


Adult Short Courses

Adult Short Courses offer a wide range of opportunities for adults to learn new skills and make connections through a range of recreational activities. We run classes in the Arts, Music, Photography, Cooking, Languages, Sewing, Health and Wellbeing, plus many more.


Principal's Message

Welcome to the Darwin Languages Centre's, (DLC) official website. I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings and introduce you to the dynamic environment that defines DLC.

At DLC, we believe that language is more than just a means of communication; it is a bridge that connects people, cultures, and ideas from around the globe. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and intellectually stimulating space where students of all ages can embark on a journey of language discovery, fostering a deep appreciation for diversity and intercultural understanding.

At DLC, we are a team of dedicated educators who are committed to excellence in language education. Our passionate and experienced educators bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to their classrooms, ensuring that each student's learning experience is effective and enjoyable.

DLC offers a wide range of language programs, designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Our curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, focusing not only on language proficiency but also on the development of critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and global citizenship. We aim to equip our students with the tools they need to succeed in an interconnected world.

The Darwin Language Centre is located in Ludmilla with students attending from a variety of both primary and secondary schools. We even offer an after school bus pickup service from several schools. Currently students can choose from 11 different languages. In addition to this, DLC is also home to the NT Education Library and Darwin Adult Short Courses.

On our website you will find information about our programs, facilities, and the latest news and events at DLC. It is also a platform for us to showcase the achievements and talents of our students, who continually inspire us with their dedication and passion for languages.

Thank you for visiting our website, and I encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or inquiries you may have. Together, let us embrace the joy of learning languages and celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity.

Thank you

Salima Spring

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