NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 3982

Emailnbscmanlys-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

Students role playing in Japanese

Year 8 students role play eating in a Japanese restaurant

 

Language courses are designed to encourage students to become more effective communicators who appreciate and understand the importance and relevance of learning a language other than English in a global context.