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.
At St Marys Senior High School, we offer a large number of these language courses, both onsite and through other learning opportunities offered by the Saturday School of Community Languages (SSCL) and the New South Wales School of Languages (NSW SoL) programs. Please refer to the information sheets below which outline the details of these subjects.
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