MCEETYA - National Statement for Languages Education in Schools
01 July 2005
The Review found that nationally:
approximately 50% of students were learning a language in mainstream schools
there were 146 languages being taught in both mainstream and non-mainstream school settings. This included:
- 103 languages (including 68 Australian Indigenous Languages) taught in government, Catholic and independent schools.
- 69 languages taught through after hours ethnic/community languages schooling.
six languages emerged as the most commonly taught. These were, in order of enrolment numbers: Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French, German and Chinese. More than 90% of languages learners were learning one of these languages.
Download: MCEETYA - National Statement for Languages Education in Schools
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