“A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is ignorant of his own.” Johann Goethe
Students will have the option to learn either French or Chinese in Years 5 and 6.
CHINESE: Students continue to develop an understanding that languages are part of creation and that language allows us to study and understand the diverse communities around the world. Students understand that Chinese is characterised by diversity in spoken and written forms. They produce short information texts. They discriminate between similar or related syllables and words by careful listening to intonation, stress and phrasing. They identify how character structure, position, and component sequences relate to its particular sound and meaning. Through identifying features of the Chinese writing system and explain how component knowledge can assist in learning characters.
FRENCH: Students continue to develop an understanding that languages are part of creation and that language allows us to study and understand the diverse communities around the world. Students focus on using written and spoken French to exchange personal ideas, experiences and feelings. They begin to identify key points when reading and listening. They create connected texts. Students make comparisons between French and their language and culture. They reflect on their cultural identity, noticing how their ideas and ways of communicating are influenced by their culture. They also recognise that all people have the right to be treated with love, compassion and respect.
“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do and whatever else you do, develop good judgement.” Proverbs 4:7 NLT