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The study of Languages contributes to a student’s overall education, largely in the areas of literacy, communication and cultural understanding. The ability to communicate in another language can provide students with enhanced opportunities in areas such as trade, tourism, banking, technology and education.

In VCE Languages, students will develop their oral, written, reading comprehension and aural skills through engagement with a range of authentic and practical tasks.

The study of Languages at Year 12 (Units 3 and 4) is a requirement of the Victorian Baccalaureate.

The themes for VCE Indonesian are:

  • The Individual (Personal World and Daily Life)
  • Language Speaking Communities (Visiting Indonesia/Japan, Life in Indonesia/Japan)
  • The Changing World (The world of Work and Changes in Daily Life)

With relation to the above listed themes students will apply their language in a variety of text types (letters, emails, telephone conversations, magazine articles, reports and short stories). Listening activities will be provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability to obtain information and speaking activities such as role plays, speeches and conversations will encourage students to practice their language exchanges.

Unit 1: Geography and Climate, Ceremonies and Celebrations

Unit 2: Visiting Indonesia, Impact of Tourism, Mass Media, Stories from the past

Units 3 and 4: Environment, Religion and Traditions, Role of Women, The Indonesian-Australian relationship, Social Inequality, Western Influence, Teenagers, The Workforce and Career.