Languages Curriculum

It is compulsory to study a language at Roma Mitchell Secondary College until the end of Year 10

Intro: English as an Additional Language, Italian, German and Japanese

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 English as an Additional Language, German, Italian and Japanese and continue with this language in Years 8, 9 and 10. English as an Additional Language is for students who wish to improve their written English so they can access the Australian Curriculum.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.