Session 4. 1:30pm. Room 5

Jillian Symons

Jillian Symons trained in Librarianship method in her Diploma of Education, having majored in French and German at Macquarie University in Sydney.

After a period teaching languages and librarianship in NSW and English at the Lycée La Perouse in New Caledonia, she has been Managing Director of Intext Book Company since 1983 and opened the retail shop, Language International, in 1995.

In 2001, she was awarded the “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques” by the French Government for services to French as a foreign language in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2007 she was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Certificate of Merit by the MLTAV for “exceptional and outstanding contribution to languages teaching in Victoria”.

July 2023 marks the 47th year Jillian has been working with teachers in resources for foreign language learning.

As a distributor of Italian teaching and learning resources, she is pleased to be able to present the very latest materials from ELI, Alma and Edilingua to the VATI delegates.