ELLA (Early Learning Languages Australia) is an enjoyable, digital, play-based language learning program for children in preschool. An Australian Government initiative designed to encourage more students to study language, it inspires children by driving a genuine interest in a new language and culture.
In ELLA, children learn one of seven languages that take into account some of Australia’s most commonly spoken languages, major trading partners and languages in the Australian Curriculum – Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish – through fun applications.
The key objectives of the program are to:
- introduce children to words, sentences and songs in a language other than English
- give children opportunities to recognise sounds and concepts of the language
- provide children with appropriate experience and practice in the language
- provide engaging and educational play-based language learning experiences.
For more information, download the parent information brochure