At Red Cliffs Secondary College our Language programs aim to introduce students to a foreign language as well as enhance their understanding of, and empathy for, another culture. We aim to develop knowledge of how languages ‘work’ as well as to develop the realisation that, while cultures may differ in many ways, there are many more similarities.
A breakdown of basic courses
Indonesian is a compulsory subject at Years 7 & 8. All students study Indonesian for two periods a week. The two strands covered are Intercultural Knowledge & Language Awareness, Communication in a LOTE. These strands are covered together, the cultural aspects of the country being covered as we discuss and learn language. Topics include numbers, self & family, food, going places, time and animals & their environments.
Chinese is also offered, with students having the option of studying Chinese for one session a week.