Australia Announces $9.8m for Early Language Ed

Pilot program bets children can learn a new language without a teacher.

166620379The Australian government is pouring nearly AUS$10 million into world language education pilot program. However, language teachers won’t see a cent. The program, Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA), will provide foreign language apps for tablet devices in preschools. The ELLA will use custom play-based apps to get three- and four-year-olds excited about world languages.