$12m for­eign lan­guage fund­ing in­crease

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS -

PREMIER Jay Weather­ill has an­nounced a $12 mil­lion fund­ing boost to en­cour­age South Aus­tralian pub­lic school stu­dents to learn a for­eign lan­guage.

“When a child start­ing preschool next year leaves school in 2031, there will be new jobs that we can’t even imag­ine yet.

“With China as our ma­jor trad­ing part­ner and a French part­ner­ship de­liv­er­ing our fu­ture sub­marines in South Aus­tralia, it is more im­por­tant than ever be­fore to pre­pare our chil­dren for work in a global econ­omy,” he said.

The fund­ing will cover schol­ar­ship pro­grams for study tours as well as grants for schools to trial in­no­va­tion ways over de­liv­er­ing lan­guages.

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