LANGUAGES DOMAIN


Miranda Salinger
Languages Learning Leader

In the Languages Domain, you have the choice of studying French or Japanese.

Learning a language will broaden your horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

Acquire communication skills that will enable you to interact in French or Japanese and develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the relationship between language, culture and learning.

In Middle School (Year 7 & 8) you will make an important choice between Japanese and French. If you find yourself enjoying and performing well in your Languages studies throughout Middle School we highly recommend that you continue with a Language in Pathways (Year 9 & 10).

Language Camps and in-country immersions trips are offered to Languages students in Pathways and VCE. Catholic College Wodonga has established relationships with its sister schools, Matsudo International High School (Japan) and Lycée Saint-Michel in Château-Gontier (France).

French 1-2

  • Study topics like health and wellbeing, arts and culture and technology
  • Develop a greater degree of fluency in your French
  • Learn more about how the French language works

Subject Code: V1LFR
Year Level: 11

Unit 1 & 2:

We focus on using the language more fluently to talk about aspects of your life and current issues. There is a particular focus on understanding spoken and written French, and using the language to communicate your own thoughts and ideas more freely.

You develop skills in:

Three prescribed themes (the individual, the French-speaking communities, and the world around us) reading and creating texts in a variety of styles (personal, informational, persuasive and evaluative)

Using grammar and vocabulary to help you participate confidently in a range of formal and informal situations

Developing confidence in the five key skills outlined in the VCE French Study Design: speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing

What does this mean for me?

You use the spoken and written language to communicate with others, to gain understanding and appreciation of the cultures in which French is used, to understand language as a system and to use language for work, further study or personal pursuits.

Students studying a language at VCE receive support in practicing their speaking skills, to help them communicate clearly and confidently.

Assessment

Assessment is based on the five language-learning skills of speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing.

There are six class- based assessments throughout the year, based on the outcomes listed in the VCE French Study Design 

What sort of student would like French?

Someone who:

  • Would like to be able to conduct their chosen career in an additional language
  • Is interested in pursuing a career in journalism, government (national or international), tourism, media or commerce
  • Has enjoyed their 7-10 language studies and enjoys learning about different cultures
Pre-requisites

For Unit 1 and 2 we expect Pathways French (Year 10 level). Unit 1 and 2 is necessary for Unit 3 and 4.

 

Japanese 1-2

  • Study topics like traditional culture and Japanese food and lifestyle 
  • Develop confidence and a greater degree of fluency
  • Learn how to express yourself more effectively and naturally

Subject Code: V1LJA
Year Level: 11

Unit 1 & 2:

We focus on using the language more fluently to talk about aspects of your life and current issues. There is a particular focus on understanding spoken and written Japanese, and using the language to communicate your own thoughts and ideas more freely.

You develop skills in:
  • Three prescribed themes (the individual, the Japanese-speaking communities, and the world around us) reading and creating texts in a variety of styles (personal, informational, persuasive and evaluative)
  • Using grammar and vocabulary to help you participate confidently in a range of formal and informal situations
  • Developing confidence in the five key skills outlined in the VCE Japanese Study Design: speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing
What does this mean for me?

You use the spoken and written language to communicate with others, to gain understanding and appreciation of the cultures in which Japanese is used, to understand language as a system and to use language for work, further study or personal pursuits.

Students studying a language at VCE receive support in practicing their speaking skills, to help them communicate clearly and confidently.

Assessment
  • Assessment is based on the five language-learning skills of speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing.
  • Class assessments based on the outcomes listed in the VCE Japanese Study Design
What sort of student would like Japanese?

Someone who:

  • Would like to be able to conduct their chosen career in an additional language
  • Is interested in pursuing a career in journalism, tourism, media or commerce
  • Enjoys language and learning about different cultures
Pre-Requisites

For Unit 1 and 2 we expect Pathways Japanese. Unit 1 and 2 is necessary for Unit 3 and 4.