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In NSW high schools, Languages are 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.


Faculty Information

Studying languages opens a world for students to explore and engage with different cultures and their languages. The basic aim of the course is to develop communicative skills so that by the end of Year 8 students will be able to use and understand simple Japanese in everyday situations. This aim encompasses the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is also placed on gaining knowledge of historical and cultural aspects of the Japanese people and their language. Learning more about Japanese culture continues in the lunchtime Japanese Club, which is open to all interested students to attend. 

Study Pathways

Year 8 Japanese for the full year (mandatory 100 hours)

Current Staff

Mr Luke Dilonardo – Japanese Club co-ordinator