Upper School Languages
Stage 1 Languages
The focus of the first unit of study is questo mio mondo (here and now). Students share information related to personal identity and aspects of everyday life. After that, students are able to extend their knowledge of Italian. They share information about, and develop a sense of their own place and space.
Stage 1 Indonesian is suitable for beginners and those with limited Indonesian. The focus of the first unit of study is Duniaremaja (the world of youth). Students explore the Indonesian language and culture, enabling them to share information about personal identity, relationships, daily activities, aspects of living in Indonesia, youth life and popular culture.
The second unit is Berjalan-jalan di Indonesia (Out and about in Indonesia). Students build on their developing language skills in order to share information about their own sense of space or place, and build a sense of space and place related to Indonesia.
Stages 2 and 3 Languages
In order to study Italian at this level, students must have achieved a minimum of a ‘B’ grade in Year 10 Italian. The first unit is called rapporti (relationships) in which students explore popular or traditional culture, the culture of everyday life, notions of national or regional identity, or other forms of culture specific to Italy. In the second semester course Andiamo (travel – let’s go) they view their own culture from the perspective of an Italian speaker. They’ll also look at how learning Italian may be of benefit in relation to future work. Students with a second language background can look at a wide range of careers.
In order to study Indonesian at this level, prospective students require a minimum of a ‘B’ grade in Year 10 Indonesian. They begin with a unit called Saatiniaku di sini (Here and now) in which they compare an Australian teenager’s culture with that of an Indonesian teenager. After that, the focus is Bisasayabantu? (Can I help you?). Students look at Australia as a destination for Indonesian-speaking travellers, and at how Australians are viewed in Indonesia. They explore stereotypes of Australia and Australians, and Indonesia and Indonesian-speakers.
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