Footscray Primary School has a proud history of language learning. In 2021, we will introduce a bilingual model grounded in evidence of best practice and will enhance our Vietnamese LOTE program to provide a high-quality language learning experience for every child at Footscray Primary School. This framework is the beginning of our journey – not the end - it will be strengthened by our students, our staff, and our community as we move forward together.
Vietnamese LOTE 2021
Current students at FPS will continue to learn Vietnamese for two hours each week. One of these sessions will be pure language learning and the second will combine language and content learning through an innovative dual teaching approach with another specialist area. This teaching approach is well-evidenced and known as Content and Language Integrated Learning.
Bilingual Program 2021
100% of 2021 Foundation students will learn 50% of their curriculum through the adopted target language and 50% in English. Students will have two teachers and two classrooms – one for speaking, listening and learning in English, and one of speaking, listening and learning in the target language. We will determine which curriculum areas are taught in the target language once we have selected the language.
To learn more about teaching approaches to language learning you can visit the Department of Education and Training's website here
Thank you to all those who attended our first community meeting. Please find the presentation slides from our community meeting on May 25, 2020 via the link below.