More Opportunities To Study Hindi

21 November 2019

More students across the state will be able to study VCE Hindi, no matter where they are, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative to broaden choice and quality of VCE subjects.

The Victorian School of Languages today launched a new VCE App for Hindi, with VCE units 1 & 2 available in 2020, and VCE units 3 & 4 available in 2021.

Indian Consul-General Raj Kumar visited the Victorian School of Languages yesterday and was shown the new app.

The e-learning platform for distance language learning will offer students a flexible option for learning Hindi, with voice recordings, interactive tasks and other materials.

The content is designed so students working on their own can practice reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.

The VCE Hindi course adopts a blended learning approach with a mix of online material, printed notes and workbooks, and regular oral lessons with their teacher.

The Victorian School of Languages has offered Hindi since 1987 with other Indian languages added since.

As a key provider of Indian languages in Victoria, the VSL offers face-to-face classes in Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu for students in F-10. VCE classes are also available for students studying Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil.

The Labor Government has announced a major expansion of VCE subjects offered through the virtual learning programs of Virtual School Victoria and the Victorian School of Languages, and through a new ‘blended learning’ pilot through Victorian Virtual Learning Network.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“There are thousands of students learning Indian languages and we want to see this increase even further.”

“All students should be able to choose VCE subjects that are right for them, regardless of where they live.”

Quotes attributable to Victorian School of Languages principal Frank Merlino

“We have now completed another important step in the journey to expand the teaching of Hindi in Victoria.”

“The VCE App for Hindi will contribute to making the study of the language accessible to students who cannot access face-to-face classes.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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