At Preston South Primary School we were very excited to offer three LOTE Languages: Mandarin, Greek and Macedonian.
The learning of a language in addition to English extends student’s literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens student’s understanding of the nature of language, culture and the processes of communications.
The LOTE program is participated in by all our students from Prep, right through to Year 6. Our students, from all these year levels and cultural backgrounds completely immerse themselves into each and every LOTE lesson.
Preston South Primary School students are provided with the tools, through comparison and reflection, to understand language, culture and humanity in a broad sense. “In this way, language learning contributes to the development of inter culturally aware citizens, of increasing importance at a time of rapid and deep globalisation.
Students learn through various activities including listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese as well as reading and writing Chinese characters.
Students in the junior classes learn through singing songs, participating in language games, using basic greetings and through social interactions.
As students progress through the year levels, they learn to communicate effectively by speaking and writing using Chinese characters.
At Preston South Primary School, students from Foundation to year 6 attend a weekly LOTE program that not only promotes the learning of another language, but also aims to develop an appreciation for other cultures. Learning a language in addition to English helps to increase students’ awareness of the multilingual and multicultural nature of Australia and world societies. It encourages students to value the diversity of the wider community. Students understand that Australian life is influenced by different cultures. They learn that there are similarities and differences between languages, and notice how these are related. The Greek Program provides learners with language skills, and also a cultural awareness of the Greek speaking community.
Greek LOTE incorporates the Victorian Curriculum which aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Viewing, Writing, and the use of body language, visual cues and signs are used to assist with the acquisition of the Greek Language. This learning experience also introduces the meta-linguistic skills and knowledge of how to learn an additional language.
Greek is delivered and practised through a variety of activities. Such as;
Στο Δημοτικό Σχολείο του Πρέστον Σάουθ, μαθητές από τα νήπια μέχρι την έκτη τάξη παρακολουθούν το εβδομαδιαίο πρόγραμμα του LOTE που όχι μόνο προωθεί την μάθηση άλλης γλώσσας αλλά και την εκτίμηση διαφορετικών κουλτουρών. Μαθαίνοντας κι ‘άλλη γλώσσα εκτός της Αγγλικής αυξάνει την επίγνωση των μαθητών για την πολύγλωσση και πολυπολιτιστική κοινωνία της Αυστραλίας. Οι μαθητές καταλαβαίνουν πως η ζωή σ ’αυτή τη χώρα επηρεάζεται από διαφορετικές κουλτούρες. Μαθαίνουν για τις ομοιότητες και διαφορές μεταξύ των γλωσσών.
Η Ελληνική γλώσσα εξασχίζετε μέσω διαφόρων ασκήσεων όπως:
· ηλεκτρονικοί υπολογιστές
· ακολουθώντας οδηγίες στην τάξη
· ερευνητικά έργα
· τραγούδια και χορούς
· γλωσσικά παιχνίδια
· μελέτη των διάσημων κτιρίων, γεωγραφικά χαρακτηριστικά και ήθη και έθιμα
Students who study the Macedonian language at Preston South Primary School will develop language skills through their participation in a range of activities such as games, songs, dance and use of technology. Students learn to greet, introduce themselves, have simple conversations and use commonly used phrases to create role-plays. At Preston South Primary School , there is a strong focus on reading and writing Macedonian using the Cyrillic alphabet.
The Macedonian program at Preston South Primary School aims to enable students to;
Престон Cayt основно училиште дава можност за студенти од македонско потекло да го изучуваat македонскиот jaзиk и неговата култура. Yченици на возраст од 5 до 12 години можат да и иmaat учествуваат на Mакедонски настава.
Наставата се изведува во разиграна и отпуштена атмосфера, во која децата се стимулираат не само да го учат јазикот, туку и да се запознаат со посебноста и културата на Македонија