Year 8 Languages
Indonesian & Japanese
For a number of years now DE&T has made the teaching of a foreign language compulsory. Studying a Language is therefore compulsory for all students in Year 8.
Learning a Language is a valuable and worthwhile experience. Australia needs people with an understanding of other languages and cultures. Knowledge of another language may assist with employment in the expanding areas of Tourism, Trade and Teaching. Knowing another language makes an overseas trip even more special and enjoyable. MANY TERTIARY COURSES OFFER A BONUS ON TERTIARY ENTRANCE SCORES FOR STUDENTS WHO GAIN A PASS IN YEAR 12 LANGUAGES.
Year 8 Indonesian builds on previous language studies in Year 7. In Semester 1 the main topics will be: times, days, dates, birthdays, family, pets, animals and places. Semester 2 concentrates on: describing people, making comparisons, using addresses, phone numbers and colours, learning the parts of the body and talking about being unwell. The emphasis will be on developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Indonesian. Cultural aspects will also be included.
Students will have the opportunity to visit the Melbourne Zoo to observe animals native to Indonesia, and do a variety of different cultural tasks in the cultural units.