Lingo is set up as a blog: an online diary, or weblog.
Anyone can register as a contributor and post items to this blog pointing out events, resources, opinions, experiences and research related to languages education for children in Australia, including in early childhood and pre-school years.
Our focus is in providing positive reinforcement to the belief that Australian children can and should grow up knowing at least two languages, and providing practical support to parents, other family members, carers, teachers, principals and other professionals seeking ways to put that belief into action.
Comments on all posts are open, allowing you to provide feedback, more details, advice, questions and opinions for each post. Comments are moderated, and normal standards of decorum and respectful behaviour will apply.
An easy way to start browsing the site is to use the list in the left sidebar to select a Category that is relevant to you. Clicking on that category will display a list of relevant posts, which you can then browse.
Categories for posts are based on the relevant age group of the children involved, the geographic area related to, who the information in the post is for and what type of information it is.
These categories are by no means definitive, and we welcome any suggestions for other or improved categories: use the feedback page to tell us, or comment directly on a relevant post.
The Links displayed in the left sidebar are to some of the key entities involved in moving languages education in Australia forward.
On the top navigation bar, there are two links with orange icons next to them: Entries RSS and Comments RSS. Clicking on these will allow you to use a feedreader (such as Google Reader or Feedburner) or an email client (such as Outlook) to automatically be advised when new posts and/or new comments are made.
If you need further information about how to use this site, or you require some help in setting up an RSS feed, please use the Feedback form to contact us.
If you would like to register and start posting items, click here.