Year 9 Languages Electives
Passport to Japan
The ‘Passport to Japan’ Year 9 course will allow students to gain practical language skills as well as provide opportunities to apply these skills in a range of cultural experiences. Cultural experiences may include:
• On-line classes with our Japanese sister school, Katayama Gakuen
• Calligraphy and traditional Japanese art
The language focus of this year will be to build authentic language that can be applied in a variety of real life situations such as writing to a friend about a holiday, discussing the weather as well as the language required to plan and enjoy a holiday to Japan and exchange gifts with cultural appropriateness.
At the end of the Year 9 course students will be able to discuss in depth;
- Weather and clothing
- Milestones and achievements
- Describe feelings and opinions
- Fastfood and the Japanese diet
- Shop in the Japanese context
Passport to Indonesia
Passport to Indonesia will allow students to gain practical language skills as well as provide opportunities to apply these skills in a range of cultural experiences. Cultural experiences include:
- Opportunities to create practical conversations about weather and visiting Indonesia for a holiday
- Learning a traditional Indonesian sport and discussing Indonesian sports and entertainment including film and music
The language focus of this Unit will be to build authentic language that can be applied in a variety of real life situations such as writing to a friend about your hobbies, discussing the weather and local environment as well as the language required to book a holiday to Indonesia and to organise a party.
The continuation of the study of languages in Year 9 gives students the opportunity to obtain the Victorian Baccalaureate in Year 12 and leads to a range of career pathways in the fields of:
- International relations
Students will also be eligible to partake in the Years 10-12 international study tour, which provides students with the opportunity to engage and experience the culture of Indonesia while using their language in an authentic setting. Tertiary institutions have indicated that they strongly support initiatives that encourage students to study a language in the final years of schooling.