At Banyule Primary School, Mandarin-Language Other Than English (LOTE) Program aimed at cultivating an understanding of intercultural concept and developing useful daily language skills in communication.
Our program involves Chinese cultural context into various themes that not only helps students explore Chinese history and traditional values, but also foster their language learning through recognition, comparation and reflection of differences among English, Chinese or even their own background language.
We cover a wide range of contents which are from daily vocabulary, conversations to culture events. We encourage and engage students to speak and apply the language in their routines through songs, conversations and role plays. ICT is widely used in the classroom to facilitate independent learning.