SBS National Languages Competition Awards
In Sydney at SBS National Languages Competition Awards with Federal Minister for Education and Training The Hon Senator Simon Birmingham, SBS CEO Michael Ebeid and NSWFCLS President and Vice President Albert Vella and Lucia St. John's . Congratulations to all participants and winners. Community Languages Australia is proud to be associated with SBS in promoting language and culture.
MEDIA RELEASE: 14TH NATIONAL COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN PERTH -- AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
The 14th National Community Languages Schools Conference held in Perth on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Community Catholic Education Centre, attracted over 200 participants from over 30 communities - a collage of language and cultural backgrounds.
14Th National Community Language School Conference
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Theme: Community Language Schools - Providing quality linguistic and cultural experience.
An Invitation to all community language school instructors teachers, administrators and community leaders nationally.
Ukraine Day at Ukrainian Central School
Ukraine Day at Ukrainian Central School
Poor Literacy in Oz. Reading Between the Lines
Poor Literacy in Oz. Reading Between the Lines On Literacy in Australia:
Bilingual People Have Improved Attention Control
Bilingual People Have Improved Attention Control On Bilingualism:
The amazing benefits of being bilingual
More good news about being bilingual - the good stories keep coming - this time in a detailed report from the BBC.
How a headmaster is trying to save an ancient language.
The Christian Science Monitor relates the story of Greek headmaster, Panagiotis Tsagouris, who is working with his students to save Tsakonian in a little outpost in Greece.
Latin is alive and well - immersion style
If you think Latin is a dead language, think again. Over the past few years, a growing number of "living Latinists" are breathing new life into Latin, taking it out of the classroom and into the light of day.
Babymetal - Japanese 'cute metal' takes over the world
Babymetal - Japan's most successful 'cute metal' band is storming up the charts around the world, including Australia - singing heavy metal with a catchy pop twist in Japanese.
Another bilingual declared Most Beautiful Person: Sandra Bullock.
Sandra Bullock, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, recently won another honour: People magazine's Most Beautiful Person in 2015. She joins a growing list of successful bilinguals to win this accolade.
Bilingual song from Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016
Ukraine's Jamala wins the Eurovision Song Contest with '1944', a haunting song sung in English and Crimean Tatar, and the first time since 2007 the winning song hasn't been sung entirely in English.
Music may help babies learn language skills
Start banging those drums! ABC News report says: Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills.
#DespiteBeingTaughtinWelsh goes viral on Twitter.
Welsh-speakers are rightly up in arms at perceived bias in the English-speaking media against the value of Welsh-language education. But they do it with a sense of humour - all over Twitter. Bilingualism really is good for you.
What being bilingual does to your brain
Researchers say their study of babies shows that early childhood is the 'optimum time' to learn languages.
How bilingualism could help brain development in prematurely born babies.
Could an extra language help brain development in prem babies? Research
5 tips for parents who want to raise their children in Spanish.
The story is the same around the world - how do you teach your children to be bilingual? Here are 5 tips for Spanish but they apply to every language.
SPEAK MY LANGUAGE – COMMUNITY LANGUAGES SCHOOLS UNITE TO PROMOTE HARMONY AND LANGUAGES EDUCATION
Victoria's community languages schools will join together tonight in launching the Speak My Language Campaign to reinforce the importance of languages education, cultural maintenance and social harmony.
Melbourne boy wakes from coma speaking Mandarin, goes on to TV stardom in China
Melbourne's own Ben McMahon wakes from a coma and starts speaking Mandarin - to the amazement of his family. He recovers and goes on to TV stardom in China. Language skills opens doors!
Mayday mayday! Or why bilingual skills are important - as this funny ad shows.
Language skills are invaluable in any situation - especially during an international maritime emergency - as this clever little ad shows.