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:
• Japanese Taiko drumming
• On-line classes with our Japanese sister school, Katayama Gakuen
• An opportunity to taste authentic Japanese cuisine
• 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;
• Milestones and achievements
• Describe feelings and opinions
• Order at a restaurant
• Shop in the Japanese context with a focus on Japanese department stores
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:
- an opportunity to taste authentic Indonesian cuisine
- participate in cultural excursions
- learn a traditional Indonesian sport
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 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.