Early Learning Languages Australia
From 2019, ELLA will be trialled in Foundation to Year 2 in up to 300 primary schools. For more information, please visit the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s ELLA page.
Languages from around the world
There are nine languages to choose from: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek or Spanish. In 2019 and 2020, the Australian Government has committed to also support the development and implementation of apps in Korean, Vietnamese, Turkish and German. 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.