Power of 2

Did you know?

According to the World Economic Forum's 2012-2013 ranking of global competitiveness, Australia placed 20th, behind Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Canada, Taiwan, Denmark, Qatar, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, and Switzerland.

Notable quote

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. - Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Australian Army Chief

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Spotlight

The Case for Engagement with Asia

On 29 September, 2017 in Sydney, Shadow Treasurer The Hon Chris Bowen MP delivered a major address to Asia Society Australia in which he made a comprehensive case for re-energising and upgrading Australia's engagement with Asia.

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Events

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a film-lover's paradise.  Established in 1952, MIFF is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.

Dates and times
02/08/2018 to 19/08/2018

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Education Matters

Why students are turning away from learning foreign languages

Foreign language learning in Australia is in serious decline, as we are well into the second decade of the so-called Asian Century.

About 40 per cent of students studied a foreign language in the 1960s. That number is now closer to 10 per cent, including students who are native speakers of a language other than English.

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Language Matters

Multilingual learners doing better in US schools than previously thought

Between 2003 to 2015, multilingual students showed two to three times more progress in reading and math than students who speak English only. With this progress, the achievement gaps between multilingual students and their peers have narrowed substantially.

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Project Extend

Project Extend is a new BEFA initiative aimed at giving interested students a genuine opportunity to learn a second language.

Project Extend 2017 - Term 4

Project Extend 2017 - Term 3



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