[LINK] English Language Learning App for Indigenous Children

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri May 12 09:22:45 AEST 2017

One interesting Budget announcement is $5.9M funding to expand the Early 
Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) Program to include English  for 
indigenous children. The App currently provides Arabic, Mandarin, 
French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

The App apparently works well. But what does it say about our society 
when teaching English to disadvantaged students is a lower priority than 
seven other languages?


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