Year 10 Elective Subjects / Languages
Why Study Languages?
Students are encouraged to continue studying a language at Year 10 and onto the VCE level for a variety of reasons.
Studying a language contributes to the development of higher order thinking skills and it improves a students understanding of grammar and literacy in the English language. Learning another language also allows students to develop a better understanding of their own culture as well as appreciate the cultures of others.
Greater Employment Opportunities
Studying a language opens the doors to greater employment opportunities in fields such as: Tourism and Hospitality, Engineering, Trade and Commerce, Technology, Education, Art and Design, Health and Welfare, Journalism, Environmental Sciences , Law and Accounting.
Knowledge Of Other Cultures
Australia is a multicultural society, necessitating the ability to understand the world from the perspectives of other cultures. Studying a second language will improve understanding and use of English.
Indonesian and Japanese units run for the whole year, students undertake the unit in both Semesters 1 & 2.
This unit will develop confidence and gain skills in the four main areas of language development: listening, reading with understanding, speaking and writing with fluency and accuracy. It is a prerequisite that a good pass in Year 9 be obtained in order to participate in this unit. It is highly recommended that students intending to study Year 10 Indonesian continue their language studies to VCE Indonesian.
Students will be assessed in the areas of aural and oral skills, reading comprehension and writing in Indonesian. Areas of study covered will be ‘Impian’ – dreams and hopes, ‘Kesehatan’ – health and nutrition, ‘Cerita’ – story telling and stories. Students will continue to use their Year 9 textbook and workbook: ‘Dari Kami ke Kita’. Students will have the opportunity to participate in experiences with native speakers and Indonesian environments.