Languages Alive! is a program of engaging and interactive language and cultural experiences for R-7 students.
Delivered by highly proficient speakers of the relevant language, the program will run again during the 2021 April school holidays in metropolitan and country locations. Workshops will explore a range of languages including Auslan, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian Italian, Japanese, Nepali, Ngarrindjeri and Spanish.
On the 17th November, the Hon. John Gardner, Minister for Education provided an update to Parliament on the SA Languages in Schools initiative. During his report he commended the School of Languages as one of the outstanding institutions in our public education...
During the October school holidays, registered Reception to Year 7 children once again explored new languages and cultures through 5 days of Languages Alive! As well as offering it at our school and at Pilgrim Primary School, we ventured further afield to Berri...
GOOD NEWS! Registrations for the October 2020 Languages Alive! R-7 holiday program are now live on the Ticketebo website. For tickets go to: https://www.ticketebo.com.au/languagesalive/ For more information see flyer attached: Languages Alive! Languages...
Testimonials from July 2020 Participants
The Indonesian class was great fun we learnt how to act and make puppets that tell stories about being a good person and good lessons like never trick people and telling the truth.
I like LANGUAGES ALIVE because I learn about languages that I don’t know about. I like the smaller groups. I inked the Korean game with feathers where we through them into cities on a Korean map like Seoul.
I liked everything about LANGUAGES ALIVE because it was good fun. I liked the Indonesian puppets and how colourful they are.
I liked making Indonesian puppets. They are used for shows and they make shadows.
We really liked LANGUAGES ALIVE German because it was fun and I learnt how to count in German and I created a Shatutta which is a special present that all children get on their first day of school filled with stationery and lollies. We also learnt that hello is nearly the same as in English but instead of He it’s Ha.
Chloe Pearce, Jasmine Goodrich, Isabel Pearce
I learnt the body parts and drew ourselves and sang songs in Ngarrindjeri. I learnt that there are 300 different Aboriginal languages in Australia. It was great fun!
I learnt an Aboriginal dreaming story about the making of the world. The name of the creator was Ngarrindjeri.
I thought the Auslan class was amazing. I learnt a lot, mostly the animals and some alphabet. I specifically enjoyed learning about the people who are deaf and learning how they communicate.
The Auslan class was very enjoyable and we learnt lots of new things including our names and animals. It was all so much fun!