Learning a whole new language is an exciting new venture for many of our students at Erina High. Not only do they learn the language, but also explore Japanese culture such as cuisine, festivals, traditions and whole lot more.
Japanese Beginners is also available to study as an elective in Year 11 and 12. If you have any more questions please see Ms. Ruming in D Block.
Studying Languages in NSW
In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.
In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.