An independent Catholic coeducational school operated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Year 9 Languages

Year 9 Languages

In Year 9 the study of Languages is an elective subject. Students continue with the Language they have studied in Years 7 and 8.

The aim of language learning in Year 9 is to develop communicative skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in either French, German or Japanese. Cultural issues are discussed as they arise in relation to the language. Culture-based activities are included as valuable tools for increasing awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and reflecting on one’s own identity in a globalised world.

Students discuss topics such as Life in the City including Directions, Personal Descriptions and Expressing Opinions on Appearances, Household Chores and Activities and Holidays. Grammatical structures become increasingly complex.

In Japanese students use more Kanji and learn the Katakana characters.

All courses are organised into four sequential semester units, which are normally studied over Years 9 and 10. The Year 9 and 10 course forms the foundation for further study of Continuing Languages in Years 11 and 12.