Languages

The Languages curriculum for Western Australia has been written on the basis that schools provide a Languages program, in at least one language subject, from Pre-primary to Year 10. As a minimum, all students will study a Language subject from Year 3 to Year 8. In Year 9 and Year 10 the study of Languages is optional.

In the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline, the languages subjects will be implemented according to the schedule below.

Graphical version of Timeline  *P-10 Sequence P-3 (2018) /Y4 (2019) /Y5 (2020) /Y6 (2021) /Y7 (2022) /Y8 (2023) /Y9 (2024) /Y10 (2025) *7-10 Sequence Y7 (2022) /Y8 (2023) /Y9 (2024) /Y10 (2025)

The Languages learning area comprises 17 subjects:

Chinese: Second Language
French: Second Language
German: Second Language
Indonesian: Second Language
Italian: Second Language
Japanese: Second Language
Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages Framework — Australian Curriculum
Arabic — Australian Curriculum
Auslan — Australian Curriculum
Chinese — Australian Curriculum
Classical Languages Framework — Australian Curriculum
Hindi — Australian Curriculum
Korean — Australian Curriculum
Modern Greek — Australian Curriculum
Spanish — Australian Curriculum
Turkish — Australian Curriculum
Vietnamese — Australian Curriculum

Languages learning area contacts:

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