Should Our Kids Be Learning A Second Language?
Are your kids learning a second language at school? Finnish experts suggest that education reforms have failed to properly implement the Gonski Report’s recommendation that there should be a greater emphasis on learning languages in Australian schools. With employers increasingly looking for bilingual employees and the variety of benefits that come with being able to speak a second language, is it time to make sure that all Aussie kids learn a second language?
Dr Alice Chik, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Education at Macquarie University was in the studio to chat with The Daily about this.