Learning another language extends students’ ability and knowledge in several ways. It makes them consider aspects of another culture and take a new look at their own accepted patterns of thought. It improves their English through broadening their understanding of how language is created and used, as well as promoting listening, observation and reading skills. It helps them to relate positively to people from a non-English speaking background and it gives them a whole new language of communication with which to approach our increasingly complex and multicultural existence. All Indonesian classes are conducted in Indonesian and English.
Year 7 & 8 Indonesian
Students enrol in Year 7 Indonesian. That language continues until the end of Year 8. This beginner course is designed to develop students’ basic communication skills in the language, and no previous experience is necessary. The activities closely follow the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and are based on realistic situations.
Year 9 & 10 LOTE
Indonesian will be offered as a core extension in Year 9 to those who have successfully completed Year 8 in the language. The course will introduce students to a more sophisticated use of the language and emphasise active verbal participation and creative approaches to written work.
Indonesian will be offered as a core extension in Year 10 to those who have successfully completed the language in Year 9. The course aims to ensure that all students have extensive communication skills and a sound grammatical understanding of the language prior to VCE.
VCE Units 1 – 4
Units 1 and 2 of the VCE course are designed as preparation for Units 3 and 4 with the aim of ensuring that students have plenty of time to familiarise themselves with both the style of assessment used in Year 12, and the level of language competence expected of them.