Report

The current state of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean language education in Australian schools

26 May 2010
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These four reports indicate a decline in the number of students studying an Asian language in Australian schools, particularly at the secondary level.

In 2008, the proportion of Australian students studying one of the four Asian languages from Kindergarten to Year 12 was 18.6 per cent, down from 24 per cent in 2000.

Academic experts in each of the languages were commissioned to write the reports in conjunction with the Asia Education Foundation, funded through the Australian Government’s School Languages Program. The three language reports on Japanese, Indonesian and Korean complement an earlier report on Chinese language education and complete coverage of the suite of four languages which are the focus of the NALSSP.

They provide valuable baseline data and evidence, which will be used to inform future policy and national initiatives aimed at increasing the number of students studying Asian languages.

• Summary of Four Languages: Four Stories ( (0) PDF 184KB (0) | RTF 106KB)

• The Current State of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean Language Education in Australian Schools: Four Languages, Four Stories ( (0) PDF 1.26MB (0)RTF 241KB)

• The Current State of Indonesian Language Education in Australian Schools
( (9) PDF 1.9MB (9)RTF 956KB)

• The Current State of Japanese Language Education in Australian Schools
( (0) PDF 1.1MB (0)RTF 956KB)

• The Current State of Korean Language Education in Australian Schools
( (0) PDF 2.2MB (0)RTF 1.8MB)

The report Chinese Language Education in Australian Schools can be found on the Asia Education Foundation website.

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