Encouraging South West schools to take part in languages program

Encouraging South West schools and preschools to take part in languages program

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into more South West preschools and schools.

“The Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program has already been very successful in getting local students engaged and interested in learning a language,” Mrs Marino said.

“There are already three preschools in the region engaging over 70 young children through a series of interactive applications to introduce them to the basics of learning a second language like Mandarin, French and Spanish.

“I encourage parents to talk to their preschools and schools about getting involved in the expansion of the ELLA program.

“Learning a second language opens up a whole new world of opportunities in this increasingly global economy and we need more South West students to develop language skills early in life and then carry that through their later school years and beyond.”

Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) uses fun and play-based digital applications to engage children in language learning and is currently available in Hindi, Modern Greek, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish.

For more information on ELLA visit: ella.edu.au