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

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

A laugh a day

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



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