Classrooms blazing the trail in Australia for bilingual education

Language Immersion helps all subjects



Campsie Public School was an early adopter of Australia's 2010 plan to emphasise Asian languages through immersion programmes. Campsie has focused on Korean, and recent research by the University of Sydney suggests the investment in language immersion is paying off for students. Students at the school spend at least one hour a day learning a regular school subject in a foreign language.

Language Immersion has other benefits

The great side benefit, is that students in this program are improving their results across all subjects. It is too early to track academic performance through NAPLAN results. But internal school data from Campsie shows the students involved in the language program have improved in other areas of the curriculum.

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