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HON. JANE PRENTICE MP
Federal Member for Ryan
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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Expanding languages program for preschools and schools

Monday, 25 June 2018

Expanding languages program for preschools and schools

The Turnbull Government will expand its successful Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program into more preschools and schools in Ryan. 

Hon Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan, encouraged Ryan preschools and schools to give their students the opportunity to learn a second language.

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

“There are already 14 preschools in Ryan engaging almost 500 young children through a series of interactive applications to introduce them to the basics of learning a second language like Mandarin, French or Spanish. 

“We are also expanding the language options to include Korean, Vietnamese, Turkish and German. 

“These new languages mean preschools and schools can select from 13 of the world’s most common languages to learn skills that will set them up for the future.”

The Turnbull Government’s commitment of an additional $11.8 million will see the number of preschools participating double to 5000 and extend the program into 300 primary schools reaching 30,000 school-age students across Australia. 

“We have already seen some great results from the ELLA program, with more than 80,000 children in about 2,500 preschools across Australia being introduced to a second language through the use of our digital apps,” Mrs Prentice said.

For more information on ELLA visit: https://www.ella.edu.au/ 

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