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

Be informed and prepared – but think about how fear itself becomes the unhealthy aspect.

We are reminded of that famous line from President Roosevelts speech; “…let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…… fear itself An individual’s decision to travel must be based upon personal circumstances and … Read more

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