French and Chinese at school
WE MAY start hearing more Chinese and French being spoken around the region, with the Fraser Coast Anglican College expanding its focus on the languages.
The Wondunna school was awarded $1.7 million by the Federal Government to build a new science or language centre, with the funding coming from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s school stimulus program.
Language was chosen to help cater for the school’s existing wide language program, covering years 4 to 12.
The centre allows for iPod technology to be used so students can listen to various courses, from beginning to advanced, at the same time.
They can listen through iPod earphones or use the “sound domes” above their desks.
There are also internet access points available around the centre as well as a computer room and an interactive room for separate classes.
FCAC Principal Tony Wood said that although the centre would be a specialised languages lab it would also be used for other classes when available.