Languages Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum for languages is designed under two strands:

Communicating

Students will use language for a range of communicative purposes including socialising, informing, creating, translating and reflecting.

Understanding

Students will analyse language and culture through understanding the systems of language, language variation and change and the role of language and culture in communications.

Students will choose between German, Italian and Japanese and continue with this language in Years 9 and 10. German and Italian are alphabetic languages, which use the same writing system as English. Japanese is non-alphabetic and students learn a new writing system of ‘kana’ written symbols.

English as an Additional Language or dialect (EALD) is offered as a language acquisition subject for those students who qualify.