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- Created on Friday, 17 December 2010
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012
French, Italian, Japanese and Italian are on offer to senior secondary students.
An ability to communicate in French provides opportunities for students to learn about the rich and diverse French culture, traditions and belief systems. In the French course, students analyse, process and respond to texts to understand aspects of the language and culture of a range of French-speaking communities throughout the world.
Indonesian: Second Language
In the Indonesian: Second Language course, students learn about this dynamic language and its diverse cultures. Through learning Indonesian students will develop the skills to communicate witha range of people in various contexts, and enhance their job opportunities in areas such as tourism and hospitality, politics, diplomacy, commerce, law, education, engineering and many others.
Learning a language expands students’ horizons as both national and global citizens of the 21stcentury. The study of Italian is relevant to students in Australia because Italian is a strong community language: the history of Italian settlement in Australia can be traced to the First Fleet in 1788 and Italian-speaking communities in Australia continue to play a significant role in our society. Italy is also a major destination for Australian travellers. The Italian course develops the ability of students to communicate in Italian, understand aspects of the language and develop a greater respect for the Italian people, their rich and diverse culture, traditions and belief systems. The study of Italian may also provide opportunities for continued learning and for future employment and experience, both domestically and internationally, in areas such as public relations, commerce,hospitality, education, marketing, international relations, media and tourism.
Japanese: Second Language
In the Japanese: Second Language course, students develop the necessary understandings and values to communicate effectively with Japanese speakers in both social and workplace contexts in Australia, Japan and elsewhere. They develop a stronger sense of their personal identity and greater respect for people of Japanese-speaking communities.
Details of the units on offer are available in the Senior Secondary Choices handbook.