Curricular - Languages Other than English

 

Students have the opportunity to learn French (from Year 7 to Year 12) and Spanish (from Year 11 to 12) at The Riverina Anglican College.

Stage 4

The study of a language is a compulsory part of the Years 7-8 curriculum.

In Years 7 and 8 the emphasis is on spoken French, while also being introduced to French grammar.

Stage 5

The study of a language is an elective choice in Years 9-10.

In Years 9-10 students develop a deeper understanding of French grammar as well as continually developing their French vocabulary. The four areas covered are reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As well as these skills, students also develop an understanding of the culture behind the language, and its relationship to their native language.

Stage 6

HSC:

The study of a language is an elective choice in Years 11-12. The HSC course focuses on the three prescribed themes and associated topics. Students will gain a broader and deeper understanding of French and will extend and refine their communication skills in the language.

 IB:

The study of a language is a compulsory part of the Years 11-12 curriculum. Students can choose between French and Spanish. Language ab initio and language B are language acquisition courses designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where the language studied is spoken. The two modern language courses-language ab initio and language B-develop students’ linguistic abilities through the development of receptive, productive and interactive skills

Senior French students are encouraged to sit for their DELF Award.