Australian Curriculum Languages

Where possible schools should provide a language(s) program from Pre-primary to Year 10. However, as a minimum:

  • the Authority requires schools to provide one Language:
  • in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, commencing with Year 3 in 2018 (Year 4 in 2019,
    Year 5 in 2020, Year 6 in 2021)
  • in Years 7 and 8, commencing with Year 7 in 2022 (Year 8 in 2023)
  • the study of Languages is optional in Years 9 and 10.

For the purposes of Languages education in Western Australia:

  • the Authority will provide syllabuses for second language learners in six Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, German and Italian
  • the study of an Aboriginal Language is appropriate
  • recently arrived migrants, for whom English is not their first language, may substitute English as a Second Language or further studies in English for the study of another language
  • students who speak English as a second language or as an additional language or dialect, and whose use of Standard Australian English is restricted, may substitute further studies in English for the study of another language
  • the study of Auslan is appropriate
  • schools may offer a language other than those for which syllabuses are provided by the Authority using ACARA's curriculum or a language curriculum approved by the Authority.

Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages Framework
Arabic
Auslan
Chinese
Classical Languages Framework
Hindi
Korean
Modern Greek
Spanish
Turkish
Vietnamese

Australian Curriculum Languages learning area contacts:

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