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Glen Innes High School

Glen Innes High School

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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.

The majority of the world's population speaks two or more languages. The Languages Program at Glen Innes High School enables students from our community to join the majority.

The main language currently offered at Glen Innes is Japanese, which is named as a National Priority language by the Australian government. Plans have commenced to begin other National Priority languages, including Korean and Mandarin (Chinese), as soon as suitable staff and resources become available.