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First/heritage language supports

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​Description​

First/heritage language supports provide advice, training and coaching for educators to support children’s ability to maintain their first/heritage languages and connection to culture and identity, while acquiring English as an additional language.

Priori​ty areas

  • Social and emotional capability
  • Oral language and communication
  • Access and inclusion

Alignm​​ent to Queensland kindergarten learning guideline

Learning and development​ areas

​Identity
​Connectedness
​Active learning
​Communicating

​Building a confident self-identity​

​Building positive relationships

Showing respect for diversity

​Exploring literacy in personally meaningful ways

​Exploring and expanding language

Principles​​

  • High expectations, equity and respect for diversity
  • Respectful relationships
  • Collaborative partnerships

Delivery​ mode

Consultancy

Cost​

Determined in consultation with providers.

Audie​nce

Educators and children

Implementation consi​​derations

Services will need to source language supports appropriate to the local area, families and community. Supports should be provided in accordance with the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG).

Contacts: Services can use local community networks to source suitable providers with expertise in first/heritage languages.

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Last updated 19 April 2022