VCE Language Electives
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.
Students will apply their language in a variety of text types (letters, emails, articles, diary/journal entries, blogs, brochures, reports and short stories). Listening activities provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability to obtain information and speaking activities such as role plays and conversations, will encourage students to practice their language exchanges.
Unit 1 & 2:
Geography and Climate, Ceremonies and Celebrations, Social media, Cultural practices, Western influence and the Impact of tourism
Unit 3 & 4
Environment, Religion and Traditions, History, The Indonesian-Australian relationship, Social Inequality, Western Influence, Teenagers, The Workforce and Career
The study of Languages at year 12 (Units 3 & 4) is a requirement of the Victorian Baccalaureate.
The study of Languages contributes to a student’s overall education, largely in the areas of Literacy, Communication, and Cultural understanding.
It also provides students with the ability to communicate in another language and can provide them with enhanced opportunities to use their foreign language in areas such as trade, tourism, banking, technology, education and many more.
In VCE Languages, students will develop their oral, written, reading comprehensions and aural skills through engagement with a range of authentic and practical tasks both inside and outside of the classroom.
The themes for VCE Japanese 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)
Across Units 1- 4, the following sub-topics will be studied:
• Personal identity and lifestyles
• Aspirations, education and careers
• The Japanese speaking communities
• Significant people
• Living in a Japanese community/visiting Japan
• Global and contemporary society
• Communication and media
• The influence of technology