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Make Hindi a priority language in Australia

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Hindi is taught in a few schools in Australia but a lot more needs to be done, according to linguists and educationists.
In 2012, Julia Gillard, then Australian Prime Minister announced Hindi will be treated as a priority language - with every schoolchild being able to learn it - when she released Government's White Paper on"Australia in the Asian Century".

Hindi, one of the top ten most widely spoken languages in the world and Australia’s top Indian language, did not remain a priority language for long due to changes in the political landscape but has gained prominence over the years.
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The Federal and the state governments of New South Wales and Victoria in recent times have funded programs to introduce Hindi among other languages from pre-school to VCE-level.The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) also has developed a special Hindi curriculum designed for school students. But there is little awareness about the importance of the language and the program, say experts.“There needs to be more awareness about these curriculums and apps designed to teach Hindi,” says Mala Mehta OAM, President Honorary/Founder Teacher of the Indo-Australian Bal Bharatiya Vidyalaya Hindi School
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Should Hindi be a priority language in Australia?
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It was Japanese 20 years ago, Mandarin for the last 10 and now Hindi. Glad my children's school have stuck with German rather than jump on a new bandwagon every few years.
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Could we just start with teaching kids proper English and handwriting, home economics including growing food and preparation plus basic maths ??? And then move on to other.
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this already happened in my school 20 years ago in the UK, my siblings and I have a basic understanding of Arabic and Hindi, actually, my sister is fluent in Arabic and has an amazing job because of it... she getting paiddddddd!
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And our Aboriginal languages? For the amount of language they realistically will learn at school (without an exchange or a family who speaks it at home)...the cultural value of learning our indigenous languages is far more important in my view.
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How about letting kids have the option of studing a major language that is relevant/interesting for them. The main benefits of language study is information processing skills.
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I think we should all be taught Hindi , especially adults. It will help us to communicate better with the Telstra call centres.
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How many Australian children are going to work or live in countries that speak Hindi? Probably not many. And languages, above all, should be functional. Teach them a useful language like Auslan or a local indigenous language. On second thoughts we could teach our kids Hindi and then we could open a bunch of call centers and call India every night around dinner time.
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It might be a good idea to teach English first. The majority of school leavers today have no idea how to spell. Teach the basics before going off on a tangent with other languages.
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It might be a good idea to teach English first. The majority of school leavers today have no idea how to spell. Teach the basics before going off on a tangent with other languages.
It's not the school's fault... there are technology to blame, autocorrections and auto fill etc on phones and computers are to blame...since technology was introduced in schools, kids don't use their brains anymore.
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During my schooling I learnt 5 different languages and it was fantastic! Sure, I don't use the Indonesian I learnt on a daily basis, but it's a small tidbit of random stuff I know.
Learning a language as an adult is also a good way to stave off dementia and help solidify your English.
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I studied French and German at school and university in the 1960s. Can still read books in these languages and managed to make myself understood when overseas. I am currently learning Italian. I agree that learning a foreign language is a really worthwhile undertaking. Now that I am 70, I want to keep dementia at bay!
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