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LANGUAGES - YEAR 9 ELECTIVES

Passport to Japan

 Passport to Japan will allow students to gain practical language skills as well as provide opportunities to apply these skills in a range of cultural experiences. Cultural experiences include:

  • interaction with local feeder schools
  • karaoke
  • an opportunity to taste authentic Japanese cuisine  
  • participation in a University run language forum

The language focus of this Unit will be to build authentic language that can be applied in a variety of real life situations such as writing to a friend about a holiday, discussing the weather as well as the language required to plan a holiday to Japan and exchange gifts with cultural appropriateness. Students are encouraged to collect competency stamps throughout the year. These stamps will equate to proficient language use, participation in term based cultural excursions and involvement in extra-curricular language activities such as speaking competitions. Students who obtain 10 stamps across the year will be issued with a Dromana College Languages Certificate.

The continuation of the study of languages in Year 9 gives students the opportunity to obtain the Victorian Baccalaureate in Year 12, and leads to a range of career pathways in the fields of:

  • business
  • international relations
  • education
  • tourism
  • health

Students will also be eligible to partake in the Years 10-12 international study tour which provides students with the opportunity to engage and experience the culture of Japan while using their language in an authentic setting. Tertiary institutions have indicated that they strongly support initiatives that encourage students to study a language in the final years of schooling.

Passport to Indonesia

Passport to Indonesia will allow students to gain practical language skills as well as provide opportunities to apply these skills in a range of cultural experiences. Cultural experiences include:

  • interaction with local feeder schools
  • a visit to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
  • an opportunity to taste authentic Indonesian cuisine and
  • participate in a traditional Indonesian dance workshop.

The language focus of this Unit will be to build authentic language that can be applied in a variety of real life situations such as writing to a friend about your hobbies, discussing the weather and local environment as well as the language required to book a holiday to Indonesia and organise a party. Students are encouraged to collect competency stamps throughout the year. These stamps will equate to proficient language use, participation in term based cultural excursions and involvement in extra-curricular language activities such as speaking competitions. Students who obtain 10 stamps across the year will be issued with a Dromana College Languages Certificate.

The continuation of the study of languages in Year 9 gives students the opportunity to obtain the Victorian Baccalaureate in Year 12, and leads to a range of career pathways in the fields of:

  • business
  • international relations
  • education
  • tourism
  • health

Students will also be eligible to partake in the Years 10-12 international study tour, which provides students with the opportunity to engage and experience the culture of Indonesia while using their language in an authentic setting. Tertiary institutions have indicated that they strongly support initiatives that encourage students to study a language in the final years of schooling.