In Australia, bilingual education is a relatively recent phenomenon and often seen as a niche but progressive choice. Even though bilingual education is only available in a small number of schools around the country, educators around the world have been strongly advocating for the benefits of bilingual education, arguing for its adoption as a key feature of world-class mainstream education in the 21st century.
To help you understand the key features, benefits and research findings around bilingual education, we have put together a list of resources below that may be of your interest. The resources are organised in three categories:
Research on Bilingual Education
Article: "The benefits of bilingual education in Australian schools" by Marianne Turner, Senior Lecturer at Monash University
Raising Bilingual Children