LOTE- Mandarin

Mandarin LOTE

Learning another language:

– develops an understanding of how languages work which leads to improved literacy skills, including English literacy

– helps students develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills

– teaches students about other peoples, their ideas and ways of thinking

– inspires interest in and respect for other cultures

– enhances employment and career prospects

– contributes to social cohesiveness through better communication and understanding

– contributes to economic, diplomatic and strategic development.

 

Why learn a language other than English? Department of Education LOTE Domain