Languages learning

The perils and pressures on teaching world languages

By Adriana Díaz, Marisa Cordella and Naomi Fillmore

Over the last 30 years, the number of Australian secondary students graduating with a world language (WL) has remained stagnant at around 10%. The steady succession policies, reports, and enquiries commissioned over this period have failed to leave more than a temporary dent in the landscape of languages education in Australia. Things were not always

This is what we need to do to boost languages learning in Australian schools

By Michiko Weinmann and Ruth Arber

Our rich multicultural nation maintains a frustratingly monolingual mindset. Discussions about Languages education in Australia typically reiterate the