Languages

Discover Japanese and French

The Languages Curriculum is designed to provide students with essential communication skills to enable them to become proficient in communicating in a language other than English. Through reflecting on their own use of language, students will also acquire an understanding of the role of language and culture in human communication. The mechanics of second language learning will contribute to general literacy capabilities and an appreciation of how our own language works.

Language learning broadens students’ horizons to include the personal, social, and employment opportunities that an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world presents. The interdependence of countries means that people in all spheres of life have to be able to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures. It has also brought the realisation that, despite its status as a world language, a capability only in English is not sufficient, and a bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world.

Japanese at Leeming Senior High School is offered as a general language course and as a Specialist Program. The curriculum is designed to cater to students who have previously studied Japanese at primary school, as well as beginner learners. Our classrooms are arranged to immerse students in a Japanese classroom experience and to facilitate collaborative learning. Students will be taught by one of our two Japanese teachers and supported by a native assistant in the classroom. To complement their language learning, students are introduced to the culture, cuisine and traditions of Japan.

Students can choose to pursue Japanese studies until Year 12 as either an ATAR subject or General.

French at Leeming Senior High School is an immersion into the French language and culture with everything that this entails! Crepes, fromages, pate and croissants will mix with your books as part of your French class. French students will be introduced to the official language of 29 countries and many international organisations such as the United Nations. French is forecasted to reach around 500 million speakers in 2025, so whether it’s for leisure or work French can open up many opportunities!

Students can choose to pursue French studies until Year 12 as either an ATAR subject or General.