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Languages

The Languages learning area provides students with opportunity to learn a language additional to their first language and/or language used at home.

Learning languages

  • Extends the ability to communicate
  • Strengthens literacy development
  • Develops intercultural capability, and respect for diversity and difference
  • Enhances critical and creative thinking
  • Develops understanding of self, and how values and culture shape world view

(ACARA, 2011. The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages)

Primary students at Open Access College learn Japanese from Reception to Year 6. Beyond this a range of subjects and language learning pathways are available. Languages is compulsory to the end of Year 8.

Watch the video below: Why Learn Languages at Open Access College?


Languages subjects Years 7-12

Auslan

  • Year 7, Year 8

French

  • Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers
  • Stage 2 Beginners*, Stage 2 Continuers

Indonesian

  • Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers*
  • Stage 2 Continuers*

Watch the video below: Why Learn Indonesian?


Japanese

  • Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers*
  • Stage 2 Beginners, Stage 2 Continuers*

Watch the video below: Why Learn Japanese?


Spanish

  • Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers
  • Stage 2 Beginners, Stage 2 Continuers

Watch the video below: Why Learn Spanish?



Some classes depend on enrolment numbers to proceed.

Expected prior learning and SACE Eligibility

  • Year 9 鈥 Successful learning (C Grade or above) at Year 7/8 level is preferred
  • Year 10 - Successful learning (C Grade or above) at Year 9 level is strongly recommended. Year 10 language subjects build on assumed prior learning of the selected language at Year 9 level and prepare students to continue onto SACE Continuers Stage 1.
  • Continuers Stage 1 鈥 successful learning (C grade or above) at Year 10 level or equivalent.
  • Continuers Stage 2 鈥 successful learning (C grade or above) at Continuers Stage 1 level
  • Beginners Stage 1 鈥 no formal prior learning within the past 24 months. Students may undertake Beginners Stage 1 subjects during Year 10.
  • Beginners Stage 2 鈥 successful learning (C grade or above) at Stage 1 Beginner level.

*SACE Eligibility Forms are required for:

  • All Beginners Stage 1
  • Japanese and Indonesian Continuers Stage 1
  • New Japanese and Indonesian enrolments at Stage 2 Continuers

School groups can enrol in Languages to learn Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese or Spanish.


Last updated: 25 October 2023