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The world's most widely spoken languages by number of native speakers and as a second language, according to figures from UNESCO are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
A laugh a day
Last week in Beijing Premier Daniel Andrews cemented Victoria's reputation as the Education State, reaching an historic agreement with China’s Ministry of Education to take the education relationship between our two jurisdictions to a whole new level.
Project Extend will be going on our first family excursion in 2017! Our children will experience the very festive celebrations in Chinatown and we will also be visiting the Chinese Museum.
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Little Bourke Street
More details to come.
Despite having one of the most multilingual societies in the world, rates of language uptake in Australian schools are low, with the number of Year 12 students studying a second language dropping in the past 50 years from 40 per cent to 12 per cent.
The people who have occupied south-west Western Australia for 30,000 years are determined to ensure the survival of their Noongar language.