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 3-4

  • Study topics such as stereotypes, sustainability and World War II
  • Learn how to express yourself in a more sophisticated way
  • Prepare for future study, work and travel opportunities

Subject Code: V2LFR
Year Level: 12

Unit 3 & 4:

Our class builds on Unit 1-2. There is a particular focus on discussing your interests and goals for the future, along with Francophone history, culture and current events.

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 
  • End of year oral exam (7 minute discussion about your life and your experience of learning French; 8 minutes discussing a detailed topic of your choice)
  • End of year written exam 
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, tourism, media or commerce
  • Enjoys language and learning about different cultures
Pre-Requisites

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

 

Japanese 3-4

  • Study topics such as social issues, leisure activities and environmental issues
  • Learn how to express yourself in a more sophisticated way
  • Prepare for future study, work and travel opportunities

Subject Code: V2LJA
Year Level: 12

Unit 3 & 4:

You continue to have the five common areas of study, which are based on the same five areas of learning as for Unit 1 and 2. We also complete an in-depth study of an individual area of interest as part of your language studies. You will discuss this in the oral component of the VCE Examination.

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.
  • school assessed course work
  • trial exams to help students prepare for the oral and written exams 
  • end of year oral exam
  • end of year written exam 
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.