Power of 2

Did you know?

The five regions where languages are disappearing most rapidly are northern Australia, central South America, North America’s upper Pacific coastal zone, eastern Siberia, and Oklahoma and the southwestern United States. All have indigenous people speaking diverse languages, and their numbers are falling.

Notable quote

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb

A laugh a day


FOMO - A Mother's Perspective about Bilingual Education

Junny Ebenezer founded the first Indonesian community language school in Australia. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in education; her dissertation focusing on cross-cultural skills development.  Writing from Singapore, Junny shares her thoughts on bilingual education and her observations of the educational and linguistic experiences of her children within the Singapore system.



Star Gazing Night

Join the Astronomical Society of Victoria (ASV) for a stargazing evening at Westerfolds Park. ASV astronomers will be on hand with telescopes and demonstrators.

Friday 04 November 2016, 8.15 pm to 10.15 pm


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.


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.


Project Extend

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

Mandarin Holiday Program

Project Extend Term 3 2016

Kids Corner