Language Other Than English (LOTE)

At Ararat Primary School, we have a highly effective and regionally recognised Chinese LOTE Program.

Learning other languages enables students to consolidate and develop a wider range of literacy skills in their first language.

Students participate in Chinese language classes for one hour each week. They learn Chinese characters, vocabulary and sentence structure by participating in learning activities and using multimedia resources designed to encourage language acquisition.

Students are immersed in Chinese culture through investigation of the many wonderful traditions and historic events. Our school has strong links with the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre where we maximise opportunities to participate in the loud, vibrant and colourful Chinese festivals and celebrations.