Established in 2010, Learning Filipino Together (LFT) is a not-for-profit organisation that manages The Filipino Language School of Canberra (FLSC). FLSC actively promotes Filipino language and culture through a structured and dynamic educational setting which includes community dance and song performances. FLSC offers classes for junior and senior students with classes located at Gungahlin and at Erindale. Conversational classes for adults are held in Civic. One-on-one sessions in all dialects are also available on request.
The organisation is run solely by volunteer members. Many members are parents of children involved in the program.In addition to holding weekly classes, LFT also actively participates in various events within the Filipino and wider Canberra communities. These events include the annual Philippine’s Embassy Christmas celebration, the Philippine Independence Day Celebration, the Filipino Heritage Day and the National Multicultural Festival in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
LFT is a member of the ACT Community Language Schools Association (ACTCLSA), the umbrella body through which the ACT government provides funding support to the community language schools.
In early 2014, the Executive Committee had decided to use the trading name “FILIPINO LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF CANBERRA” in all print and website related material including various documents. “Learning Filipino Together” is retained as the name of the not-for-profit community organisation and registered with ATO ABN, ACT’s Office of Regulatory Services and other government institutions.