Mandarin now the most common language on Sydney streets after English
Mandarin has overtaken Arabic to become the most common language spoken in Sydney after English, according to new research which makes a case for strengthening language education to bolster Australia’s economy.
Should we insist Aussie kids learn a second language?
Are your kids learning a second language at school? With employers increasingly looking for bilingual employees and the variety of benefits that come with being able to speak a second language, is it time to make sure that all Aussie kids learn a second language?
The submission is a response to the Ryde Draft Community Strategic Plan (2028). The response is based on the research conducted by Macquarie University students Timonthy Almonte and Nichapa Rueangroongsom during their PACE placement in Session 1, 2018.
More calls for extensive study of second languages in schools
This report investigates how multiculturalism and multilingualism are represented online. It is based on corpus analysis of websites of governments, businesses and schools in Bankstown and Auburn, NSW.
The report is prepared for The Multicultural Network [pdf].
VISIBILITY OF MULTICULTURALISM
ONLINE: CASE STUDIES OF
BANKSTOWN AND AUBURN
The submission is a response to the language requirement on signage in Strathfield Council area. This is a joint submission from Macquarie Multilingualism Research Group and The Multicultural Network (website).