In 2021, our Year 2-6 students will continue to learn Vietnamese for two hours each week in an innovative Vietnamese language learning program. One hour each week will focus on pure language learning and a second hour will be taught through an additional content area using an evidence-based language teaching approach called Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). This program will be of the highest quality and will reach beyond our school gates through authentic partnerships with our local Vietnamese community.
We have appointed a learning specialist to work within the leadership team and with our language teachers to build a quality program. We have also engaged an expert consultant in Language Education to work with our leaders and teachers to develop educational programs that embed and showcase excellence in language learning. Our Vietnamese teaching team are building a rich curriculum that encapsulates language learning and cultural understanding in line with the Victorian Curriculum guidelines.
Our 2021 Foundation and Year 1 students will experience Vietnamese language learning through the ELLA program. ELLA is a program that facilitates language acquisition through digital play. We are very proud of our Vietnamese teaching team and this program. Please have a look at the program in action via the following link.