The Western Australian Curriculum: Languages aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:

  • communicate in the target language
  • extend their literacy repertoires
  • understand language, culture, learning and their relationship, and thereby develop an intercultural capability in communication
  • develop understanding of and respect for diversity and difference, and an openness to different experiences and perspectives
  • develop an understanding of how culture shapes worldviews and extend their understanding of themselves, their own heritage, values, culture and identity
  • strengthen their intellectual, analytical and reflective capabilities, and enhance their creative and critical thinking skills
  • understand themselves as communicators.
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