There are 22 language assistants from China, 10 from France, seven from Germany, three from Japan, two from Spain and two from Indonesia who start at schools in Victoria this Term.
Isabella Jannuzzi, a language assistant from Germany, is at Gleneagles for three days a week.
The Berwick Leader Newspaper recently visited the College. To read the article that appeared in The Berwick Leader Newspaper, double click on the attached link Foreign Language Assistant at Gleneagles
Tammy van Rossum said in the article “having a language assistant was beneficial to both students and teachers. We have successfully had the opportunity to host three German language assistants over the past few years. While developing a comprehensive German language program as a core subject at our school, as well as offering senior classes at VCE, the language assistant has been proven to improve the outcomes of our students”.
Education Minister, Martin Dixon said the year-long Language Assistants Program was a key part of the Victorian Government’s plan to ensure that every Victorian government school student from Prep to Year 10 is learning a language by 2025, starting with Prep in 2015.
South-Eastern Metropolitan Region MP Gordon Rich-Phillips said in the article “Language assistants for local school were an important part the Coalition Government’s long term strategy to improve foreign language aquisition outomes for Victorian students”.
Language assistants are mostly recent university graduates in their home countries.