Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Japanese and French
St Peter’s Catholic College offers the Language experiences of French and Japanese from Year 8 to Year 12.
- Stage 4 – Mandatory course
- Stage 5 – Elective courses
- Stage 6 – Beginner’s, Continuer’s and Extension courses
Links to other subjects
Languages link well with other subjects across all school levels, such as drama, art, music, dance, food technology, ICT, Society and Culture and Hospitality subjects.
We no longer only live locally, not even nationally. Our lives and experiences are played out on the INTERNATIONAL scene. Learning a language builds empathy and understanding, and these are the skills the students and young people of today will use as tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Apart from the simple reward of learning a language, there are benefits in being multilingual (having more than one language). The benefits of learning another language are numerous: future employment and educational opportunities travel, sporting endeavours just to name a few. Participating in and appreciating languages creates a more empathetic and well-rounded person.
“LANGUAGES OPEN THE DOOR TO A BIGGER WORLD.”
In our course organisation we provide students of all ages and abilities the opportunities to experience other cultures and achieve at many different levels. There is something in our language courses for everyone.
- In Australia more than 200 different languages are spoken; 16 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. The world is a language-rich place.
- Learning another language is about recognising one of the realities of life — 94 percent of the world’s population, or about 6.15 billion people, currently speak a language other than English.
“Language skills and cultural sensitivity will be the currency of this new world order.”
– General Peter Cosgrove, speaking to a conference concerned with the
state of Languages learning in Australian schools, 30 May 2002.