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Overview

Learning languages in addition to English extends students’ literacy repertoires and their capacity to communicate. It strengthens students’ understanding of the nature of language, culture, and the processes of communication.

The College offers three language studies: two in Junior levels (Italian & Japanese), and additionally Vietnamese as a Second Language at Senior level. Students will commence with communication in another language through Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing activities.

Key Study Areas

Italian:

The curriculum covers topics such as greetings, Carnevale, personal profiles and cultural activities. Areas of study :
•Carnevale

•Greetings

•Nationalities

•Numbers

•School.

Japanese

The curriculum covers topics such as greetings, writing using the hiragana script, personal profiles, Japanese gestures and cultural activities.
Areas of study:
•Introductions

•Differences between Australia and Japan

•Hiragana / Japanese writing system

•Greetings / classroom etiquette

•Numbers / age.

Italian:

Topics endeavour to engage the students with new vocabulary and build on their grammar skills, both in the written and oral form. Each unit of work is supported by a variety of activities, which include interactive programs to further develop cultural understanding.

Areas of study

•Commedia dell’arte unit

•Tempo libero – free time

•In contatto – communicating

•Una festa – a party.

 

Japanese:

Communicative tasks, vocabulary, grammar, script work and cultural studies are the main elements of this course. Japanese language classes encourage the use of real language for communication.

Year 9 Italian is an elective subject. Language classes are planned to encourage the use of language through authentic situations. The Language curriculum is organised through themes and topics. The sequencing of activities and language content allows learners to consolidate their existing language and build new skills, knowledge and attitudes on the levels they have already attained. Students are gradually introduced to more complex structures. The course extends the student’s ability to read and write independently.

Italian:

Students of Italian will broaden their knowledge of language and cultural awareness. They will develop their skills by communicating both orally and in written form in a range of styles and purposes in preparation for VCE. The curriculum will include exciting opportunities such as an excursion to ‘Museo Italiano’ in Carlton.

 

Japanese:

Students of Japanese seeks to further develop language as a tool of communication. Various activities and language content allows learners to fortify their language and build new skills, knowledge and attitudes on the levels they have already attained. Students are gradually learning more complex structures and grammars, including Katakana and Kanji. Greater emphasis is placed on oral communication in informal settings. Students are asked to identify and appreciate cultural differences between Japan and Australia.

Subjects

The curriculum covers topics such as greetings, Carnevale, personal profiles and cultural activities. Topics endeavour to engage the students with new vocabulary and build on their grammar skills, both in the written and oral form. Each unit of work is supported by a variety of activities, which include interactive programs to further develop cultural understanding.

The curriculum covers topics such as greetings, writing using the hiragana script, personal profiles, Japanese gestures and cultural activities. Communicative tasks, vocabulary, grammar, script work and cultural studies are the main elements of this course. Japanese language classes encourage the use of real language for communication.

This new course allows students to communicate both orally and in written form in a range of styles and purposes, preparing students for studies in VCE Unit 3&4. It also allows students to appreciate the cultural contexts in which Vietnamese is used, understand language as a system and make connections between Vietnamese and English.