$12m foreign language funding increase
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.