Schools establishing or re-establishing language programs face issues such as teacher availability, timetabling, what is taught at the neighbouring primary/secondary school, and the challenge of attracting students to senior elective classes. Some schools, however, are using their languages programs as the springboard for external promotion, with terms and tags such as ‘Trips, Tours & Exchanges’, ‘International Program’ and ‘Enrichment Opportunities’ appearing on their websites. The Language Learning Space (LLS) is a resource that supports schools and teachers looking to start or update language courses, and turn them into assets for the school. The LLS is targeted in particular to teachers and students of Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian. The site is accessed free of charge, and many professional learning resources are just a click away.
The article reviews literature on young bilingual children's developments towards literacy, and proposes ‘a preliminary conceptual framework’ on how the issue may be addressed – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.