Languages in Australian Schools

Languages in Australian Schools

In days gone by French was the dominant foreign language taught in Australian schools. After all it was the official ‘diplomatic language’ and thus on all our passports.

As time progressed and immigration increased we saw Italian emerge. German came back as people became more detached from WW2 and re-embraced the heritage resulting from large 19th century influxes of Germans to South Australia. Likewise as Japan increased its importance as a trading partner Japanese became a leader in popularity, helped along by introducing Japanese as an option at primary schools. … Read more

Good Wishes to all for Christmas and other major cultural festivals.

All cultures have a major festival time where families and friends gather and many can lay aside the tools of their work for a short period and spend time on family and friendships. Christmas, Chinese New year, Holi, Hanukah, Ramadan … Read more

School group learn the art of Venice Mask Painting

Pictures just received from one of our groups in Italy. Venetian masks are a well known icon which have a rich history going back 100’s of years. We arrange special classes with master mask maker Mario Belloni. Great timing as these … Read more

A Unique Greek

Rebetika Man

Passport Travel has been operating adult special interest niche tours for many years. We also organise tours for groups of teachers and friends or family. Here is an example of a current small group adult tour. The theme could also … Read more

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