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Hopes for bilingual education to grow

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In 2014, Auburn High School became the only government secondary school in Victoria to offer a bilingual education program to its students. Reporter, Hollie Thwaites investigated the positives of bilingual learning on cultural awareness, language development and self esteem with lecturer at The University of Melbourne, Dr Paul Molyneux. Prinicpal of Auburn High School, Martin Culkin explained how 50 per cent of classes are taught in either Mandarin or French including mathematics. He told Panorama that he hopes more schools will adopt the bilingual approach throughout Australia.

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