Languages at MacKillop
Students at MacKillop can choose to study French, Italian, or Japanese. Mandarin is also offered to senior students.
Learning a language enables students to develop an awareness of the role and nature of the language and culture in everyday life, so that they may understand the diversity of the world around them and act appropriately. Students have the opportunity to acquire communication skills which will enable them to widen their networks of interpersonal relations, have direct access to information in another language and use their language skills for study, vocational and leisure-based purposes.
Students will investigate issues concerning friendship; the environment viewed from another culture’s perspective and will gain a sense of national identity by comparing those of foreign countries and Australia. Students will also revise and develop their language skills of responding to spoken and written texts, conversing and writing using relevant expressions and vocabulary.