What is ELLA?
ELLA is an exciting digital language learning program for preschoolers. It opens up a world of cultural possibilities for children early in life.
Children learn one of thirteen languages using play-based apps called The Polyglots. (A polyglot is someone who is multilingual.) They use the apps on tablet devices at preschool. The apps were designed with help from language, early childhood and technology experts.
Meet the Polyglots
The apps have a cast of colourful characters – the Polyglots – who introduce children to a new language through digital play. Experiences match young children’s interests, like cooking, art, building, role-play and music. This means that the apps are as engaging as they are educational.
Benefits of ELLA
A new language
Cognitive and social skills
Don't just take our word for it
Evaluation of ELLA 2016 trial
Evaluation of the ELLA apps
ELLA in action
Watch a demonstration of the 'Make a cake' learning experience from App 3: The Polyglots at the Birthday Party.