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Randwick Boys High School

Randwick Boys High School

Guiding young men to success

Telephone02 9399 3122

Emailrandwickb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

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.

Languages other than English offered are French and Japanese.

In Year 7, students will have the opportunity to study Japanese for the first semester and French for the second semester.

In Year 8, students are able to choose to study one language from French and Japanese. This language must be studied for one year. These same languages will be offered for Year 9 and 10 (ROSA) and Year 11 and 12 (HSC). Classes are formed based on the number of students who select to study the language.