ACT Bilingual Education Alliance
|Group Name||ACT Bilingual Education Alliance|
|Upcoming events||Click here to view this group's upcoming events|
The ACT Bilingual Education Alliance (ACTBEA) is a local non-profit community group that seeks to support and encourage bilingualism in the Canberra region.
The Alliance supports and promotes family-based bilingualism as well as formal bilingual education programs, from preschool years throughout primary and secondary schooling, both mainstream and community based. The Alliance also encourages adults to maintain or develop their bilingual skills.
The Alliance includes educators, academics, principals, teachers, community language school representatives, tutors, parents, adult students, and others who recognise the importance of learning another language, not only for its own sake and for the cultural insights it brings, but also for the associated benefits such learning has on general educational achievement.
ACTBEA organises informative talks and social events for families raising children in more than one language and others who recognise the importance of learning languages.
We also work with staff of schools and preschools with bilingual programs, as well as parents who have children attending these programs.
Through these events, occasional Bilingual Updates, and its website, the Alliance provides information about bilingualism and its benefits, details about language programs in the Canberra area for children and adults, practical and academic advice about language learning, and keeps members up to date with local news and events related to languages.
|Contact Name||Marina Houston|
|Address||PO Box 289|
Mawson ACT 2607
|Categories||Schools and education|