Faculty of Languages
Languages are challenging. Studying a language encourages us to be: thinkers, risk takers and competent communicators.
It’s exciting to do something different.
It’s an enrichment of our self – gives another dimension.
It’s a challenge to be learning something we don’t know anything about.
Languages consists of four specialist subjects:
Chinese (from Year 9 to Year 13)
- Year 9 half-year course aimed at introducing basic Chinese language and have basic understanding in Chinese culture.
- Year 10 one year course aimed at consolidating topics they have learnt in Year 9 to the new topics in everyday conversation.
- Year 11 (NCEA Level 1) one year course maximum 24 credits. Listening,reading,speaking and writing.
French (from Year 9 to Year 13 NCEA Level 3)
- Year 9 French is a half-year course aimed at introducing the basics of the language (introduction, family, pets, weather, age, birthday, clothes, etc.) and learning about some aspects of French culture.
- Year 10 French is a half or full-year course aimed at consolidating what was learnt in Year 9 and learning about new topics (food, transport, future plans, leisure activities, holidays, etc.)
- Senior French develops grammar and vocabulary knowledge, with the opportunity of taking part in a language trip to New Caledonia.
- Year 11 NCEA Level 1 course: Max. 24 credits: Listening, Speaking, Interaction, Reading and Writing.
- Year 12 NCEA Level 2 course: Max. 24 credits: Listening, Speaking, Interaction, Reading and Writing.
- Year 13 NCEA Level 3 course: Max. 24 credits: Listening, Speaking, Interaction, Reading and Writing.
- The Year 13 course is a UE approved subject.
The Languages Faculty also offers:
- Japanese (from Year 9 to Year 13, NCEA Level 3)
- Te Reo Maori (from Year 9 to Year 13, NCEA Level 3)
Any questions you have may be directed to the Head of Faculty, Ms Chitose Izuno.