The learning of an additional language is an important part of the school’s curriculum which supports students to develop as engaged global citizens ready to meet the challenges of a changing world.
Learning an additional language is central to developing critical thinking skills and the skills to communicate in various modes in more than one language. This is central to developing intercultural understanding and literacy development. Languages equips students with the necessary multi-literacy skills and attitudes to communicate successfully in an increasingly interconnected world.
Outcomes for students
Develop the ability to communicate in the target language.
Develop the skills to understand and use an expanding range of visual, written and oral texts.
Expand literacy repertoires which includes developing the skills to understand and use an expanding range of visual, written and oral texts.
Develop an openness to the perspectives of other cultures.
Develop an understanding of identities, which contributes to a better understanding of themselves and others.
Expand skills to communicate meaningfully with people across cultures.
Develop multiliteracy skills by using a range of learning tools, such as multimedia, in the various modes of communication.
Develop capacities to apply learning in languages to other learning areas, to life in the wider community and in accessing further education and training.
Students may choose to continue the language studied at primary school, if it is available, or they may choose a different language to begin studying at Year 8 level. Once a language course has begun students cannot change languages.
Learning Area Map
For more information about any subject listed in this learning area, please contact the coordinator (Ms Hellen Tooulou) with your query via the Norwood Morialta High School Website. If you are a student of the school, please use the Daymap messaging system to make contact.