Power of 2

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

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 Libraries

Celebrating the integral role that the library plays in our city, this interactive exhibition embodies the values of the 'sharing economy' that the library champions by inviting you to contribute to imagining our future library – through building stories, sharing ideas and harnessing the creativity of people.

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Education Matters

6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Brains, brains, brains. One thing we've learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system is really making use of the latest neuroscience findings.

 

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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



Kids Corner