Associate Professor Roger Hillman Australian National University – German “Canberra’s multicultural strengths must be enhanced by the enterprising children’s programs run by the Spielwelt German Parents Association: the German language playgroups, the German Australian Playschool, and the Pfadfinder Scouts. These kinds of programs enrich both English- and German-speaking communities. The opportunity to consolidate, or be exposed to, a second language at such a young age is enviable: For pronunciation, vocabulary, ease of acquisition, I wish I’d had it! Beyond that there is the opportunity and challenge of cultural socialization. To manage all that, while retaining the element of play, is … Continue reading Patrons