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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Telephone02 9871-7126

Emailjamesruse-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

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.

James Ruse currently offers the opportunity to study two foreign languages: 

  • Japanese
  • Latin

Year 7

A taster course in two languages:

  • Japanese
  • Latin

Year 8

A compulsory 100-hour course in Japanese or Latin. Students select the language for study after their taster course in Year 7.

Year 9

Elective study:

  • Accelerated Japanese
  • Latin

Year 10

Elective study:

  • Accelerated Japanese Continuers  
  • Latin

Year 11

Elective study:

  • Accelerated HSC  Japanese Continuers
  • Latin Continuers

Year 12

Elective study:

  • Latin Continuers
  • Japanese Extension
  • Latin Extension