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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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The state of languages education in Australia

Michael Clyne, Anne Pauwels, Roland Sussex
The teaching of languages other than English has been neglected in Australia. Half the children in compulsory education are not being taught a language other than English in a mainstream school. Australia is blessed with resources in a wide range of languages but their utilization is undermined by a dominant monolingual mindset. A language other than English should be compulsory for all students in the compulsory years of education.

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Subject Headings

Educational planning
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Language and languages