Languages

The Languages learning area provides students with opportunity to learn a language additional to their first language and/or language used at home.

Learning languages

  • Extends the ability to communicate
  • Strengthens literacy development
  • Develops intercultural capability, and respect for diversity and difference
  • Enhances critical and creative thinking
  • Develops understanding of self, and how values and culture shape world view

(ACARA, 2011. The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages)

Primary students at Open Access College learn Japanese from Reception to Year 6. Beyond this a range of subjects and language learning pathways are available. Languages is compulsory to the end of Year 8.

Watch the video below: Why Learn Languages at Open Access College?


Languages subjects Years 7-12

Chinese

  • Year 7/8

French

  • Year 7/8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers
  • Stage 2 Beginners*, Stage 2 Continuers

Indonesian

  • Year 7/8
  • Stage 1 Beginners*

Watch the video below: Why Learn Indonesian?


Japanese

  • Year 7/8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers*
  • Stage 2 Beginners, Stage 2 Continuers

Watch the video below: Why Learn Japanese?


Spanish

  • Year 7/8, Year 9, Year 10
  • Stage 1 Beginners*, Stage 1 Continuers
  • Stage 2 Beginners, Stage 2 Continuers

Some classes depend on enrolment numbers to proceed.

Prospective students are advised to consider the following prerequisite learning and SACE Eligibility criteria:

  • Year 9 – Successful learning (C Grade or above) at Year 7/8 is preferred
  • Year 10 - Successful learning (C Grade or above) at Year 9 level
  • Continuers Stage 1 – successful learning (C grade or above) at Year 10 level or equivalent – check equivalence with OAC Languages leaders
  • Beginners Stage 1 – no or minimal prior learning within the past 12 months i.e. primary level and/or one semester or less of Year 8. Students may undertake Beginners Stage 1 subjects during Year 10.

*SACE Eligibility Forms are required for:

  • All Beginners Stage 1
  • Japanese Continuers Stage 1
  • New Japanese enrolments at Stage 2

School groups can enrol in Languages to learn Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Spanish.


Last updated: 20 September 2021