Many Cultures, Common Values, One School
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In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.
In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.
The language other than English (LOTE) faculty is committed to opening the minds of its students to the world around them. The faculty offers courses across the school curriculum at Strathfield South High School, introducing students to Japanese and Chinese in all 3 stages of their high school years.
Students undertaking courses in LOTE are provided with a range of opportunities to experience course content in the real world. Students are able to participate in school incursions, excursions; outside school competitions such as art speak Japanese, video Matsuri competition and language ability tests.
Carol Lin – refugee coordinator
43 Hedges Ave
Enfield NSW 2136
telephone 02 9642 4422
We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.
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