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Alexandria Park Community School

Alexandria Park Community School

Community Opportunity Success

Telephone02 9698 1967

Emailalexparkcs-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional. In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

At Alexandria Park Community School our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to study Mandarin in year 8 as their mandatory language. Alex Park also currently runs elective classes in Korean and we are very proud of our commitment to supporting the diversity represented in our community.

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.