YEAR 9 LANGUAGES ELECTIVES

Passport to Japan

Passport to Japan allows 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:

• Online classes with our Japanese sister school, Katayama Gakuen
• Calligraphy and traditional Japanese art

The communication focus of this unit is 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, planning a holiday to Japan, and exchanging gifts.

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
  • Fast food 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, as well as discussing Indonesian sports and entertainment such as film and music

The communication focus of Passport to Indonesia is 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.

Considerations for Year 9 Languages

Please note that these language subjects run for the entire year.

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:

  • Business
  • International relations
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Health

Students will also be eligible to partake in the Years 10-12 international study tours, which provide students with the opportunity to engage with and experience the culture of Indonesia or Japan 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.