“Language is a gift you give yourself”

A video testimonial by the principal and languages teachers at Glen Eira College (Victoria, Australia) talking about the personal, pedagogical and vocational benefits of languages learning. They offer Hebrew, French and Chinese (Mandarin), and have found:

  • Students feel a personal sense of success and pride in language learning.
  • Students are tolerant and respectful, and a lot of that comes from learning about different cultures and different languages.
  • Parent support is very important – the more supportive the parents are, the more engaged the students are.
  • Immersion classes have much quicker language acquisition, as students feel more engaged and have to use the language more.



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