The Languages programs are designed as FULL YEAR courses. Students are expected to continue their language study until the end of Year 9. Students use a range of resources and styles to consolidate and develop their skills, including the study of a text and a self-guided walking tour of Melbourne.
Students are encouraged to use the language by communicating in speech and writing to:
• participate in simulated and, where possible, real situations related to the practical aspects of everyday life
• interact with others in socially and culturally appropriate ways
• seek out and understand factual information conveyed orally, visually or in writing
• interpret, evaluate and use information for a specified purpose and audience
• develop communication strategies using multimedia resources
• expand knowledge and skills in the language
• manage their own language learning
• entertain themselves and others.
Work requirements are set in each topic, assessing the four strands of language learning—listening; speaking; reading; and writing.
• Self, Family, School, Friends
• Clothes and Fashion
• Housing / Home Life / Town Life
• Holidays, Transport and Travel
• Food and Beverages
Les Miserable – State Library Exhibition
Language Perfect World Championships
Students use a program called called Language Perfect. Annually they take part in the World Championships that is a world wide language vocabulary competition.