Language studies boost for schools

Language studies boost for schools

AJN Staff – Australian Jewish News – Thursday 08 October 2020

Four Jewish schools have been awarded federal grants under the Morrison government’s Community Language Grants program, which supports the maintenance, development and acquisition of languages other than English for young Australians.

Sholem Aleichem College, Beis Efraim College, Lamdeni School and Lider School – all located in the Macnamara and Goldstein electorates – will utilise the funding to improve staffing, educational, and technological resources to teach students Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian.

Announcing the grants, Liberal Senator James Paterson stated, “The Community Language Grants program will ensure young Jewish Australians remain connected to their rich cultural heritage through language. Passing these traditions on to future generations is a vitally important thing to do.”

Federal MP for Goldstein Tim Wilson said, “The $37,838 for the Beis Efraim College in Goldstein will support Jewish students to lean Yiddish and deepen their connection to their cultural roots through language, and aids the celebration of the full cultural diversity of modern Australia.”

Caulfield state MP David Southwick added, “Local Caulfield residents understand the value of language in our proudly diverse and multicultural community and how leaning additional languages builds better educational outcomes four our kids.”

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