The federal government has announced grants are available for preschools to apply for the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. ELLA is a digital, play-based program that introduces young Australians to languages other than English, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Spanish and Vietnamese – and, from 2020, Korean and Turkish. View the program information guide for more details and visit the ELLA website to apply. A one-hour information webinar will be held to illustrate the program, provide examples of what ELLA looks like in preschools, and answer questions about the program. Register for the webinar on Wednesday, 16th October at 9:30am QLD time or Thursday, 7th November at 12pm QLD time.
Descendants of Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply for funding under the Long Tan Bursary scheme for the 2020 educational year. The Long Tan Bursary scheme honours the service and sacrifice of Australia’s Vietnam War veterans by providing financial support for their children and grandchildren to undertake post-secondary education. Applications close Thursday, 31st October. For more information and details on eligibility, visit the bursary website.