Middle Park Kindergarten is now part of a Victorian Government initiative to give preschool children the opportunity to learn in another language.
In 2021 the 4 YO group will be given the opportunity to immerse in FRENCH. This language will be incorporated into everyday learning activities to give children the opportunity to use the language themselves. They will be encouraged to engage in language learning through play, art, music and stories, increasing their vocabulary along the way.
Early Learning Languages Australia will deliver the program in partnership with existing kindergarten staff.
Learning in languages other than English helps children to improve their overall literacy and understanding of how language in general works.
Education experts have found that there are many benefits to children learning in another language at a young age, including:
– increased literacy
– cognitive flexibility
– bolstering self-esteem and wellbeing