Melbourne, Oct 10: The government schools in Melbourne will soon offer Kannada as the second language for class 12 board examinations. The students in Australia will soon be able to learn the Kannada language in the Australian government schools. It has been reported that the schools will soon offer Telugu as another language to their students.

The government schools run by Victoria government in Australia will start teaching Kannada from later this year. A course is being implemented through Victoria School of Languages (VSL), Melbourne, Indiatimes reported.

The decision to offer Kannada as the second language came after the Melbourne Kannada Sangha submitted a report to the VSL, requesting them to introduce Kannada as an optional language in Melbourne government schools.

The VSL approved considering the presence of a large number of Kannadigas in Melbourne.

The VSL is a government institution which allows students to learn different languages from class 1 to 12. This is for the students who do not get to learn a variety of languages in their schools.