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

Venice cracks down on crowds: City sets new 25 pax cap

The resolution was approved in the council’s last session of 2023 and also includes the banning of the use of loudspeakers by guides, which the city claims can cause confusion and disturbances. Elisabetta Pesce, the city’s security councillor, said that … Read more



Leading up to ANZAC Day we are reminded of new attractions in Flanders Fields Belgium

VISITFLANDERS and its regional partners will launch an 18-month series of new exhibitions and experiences that invite travellers to uncover how the ‘Landscapes’ of Flanders Fields are the last witness to the First World War. Over 100 years ago, the … Read more


France Declares Official French Language Words For Computer Gaming

France’s Commission d’enrichissement de la langue française* has decided to offer citizens new ways to describe video games in the language of the land. The Commission’s mission is to create new terms that replace adopted words from foreign languages that … Read more


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