In Languages K-6 students learn to recognise the importance of language in shaping and defining culture and identity.

Students develop:

  • knowledge, understandings, skills, attitudes and values that enhance their sense of personal, community, national and global identity;
  • positive values and attitudes about language;
  • recognition of the cultural identity of speakers of a language other than English;
  • skills in communicating in a language other than English;
  • sociocultural understandings and knowledge of language as a system.

By implementing this subject schools are able to:

  • develop and implement language acquisition programs, and
  • develop and implement programs to develop and extend the linguistic potential of background speaker students.

Syllabus Resources

A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.

The syllabus and other supporting material for Languages (Other Than English) K-6 is available from the Board of Studies.


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