Early Learning Languages Australia
2019 ELLA applications closed
Applications to participate in the 2019 ELLA program closed at 5pm on 15 February.
Applications for the ELLA 2020 program will open in late 2019.
Please contact us for further information about ELLA or to register to be alerted when applications open for 2020.
Languages from around the world
There are eleven languages to choose from: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Spanish or Vietnamese. In 2020, the Australian Government has committed to also support the development and implementation of apps in Korean, and Turkish. This will fully align the ELLA suite of languages to the languages in the Australian Curriculum, which children can study in later years.
Discover the ELLA apps
The ELLA journey includes seven apps that focus on different topics. The apps were developed with language and early childhood professionals. This means they are fun to use and they also deliver on learning outcomes.
How ELLA works
Who’s on board with ELLA?
Preschools all around Australia
Around 80,000 children and 2500 preschools are already involved in ELLA. ELLA works so well because preschools anywhere in the country can take part. It doesn't matter if they’re in urban, regional or remote areas. All children get to experience the magic and possibilities of a new language.
Engaging with ELLA as a parent
Yuki found new ways to become involved in her daughter’s preschool year
My daughter and I were both so thrilled when her kinder chose to learn Japanese. I am Japanese and eager for my daughter to practise her Japanese language with other kids as much as possible.