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Did you know?

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.

Notable quote

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

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Spotlight

The Victoria- China relationship: built on a thousand hands of friendship

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.

 

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Events

Project Extend Visit to Chinese Museum

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
Melbourne

More details to come.

 

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Education Matters

Language learning in schools: Are we wasting our children's potential?

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.

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Language Matters

Introducing 'Noongarpedia' – Australia's first Indigenous Wikipedia

The people who have occupied south-west Western Australia for 30,000 years are determined to ensure the survival of their Noongar language.

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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.

End of Year Party 2016

Project Extend Term 4 2016



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