Prep them well for VCE

Middle School Language

The Language curriculum in Middle School aims to develop language proficiency in German and Indonesian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is expected that students will choose German or Indonesian for study in Year 5 and beyond.

Year 5

German
Students develop their intercultural understanding, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German through the study of the thematic language topics: asking for and providing basic personal information, greetings, numbers to 100, family, animals, countries, and colours. Intercultural elements include an introduction to the main German speaking countries

Indonesian
Students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Indonesian through the study of the thematic language topics: clothing, housing, animals, folk tales, shadow puppets and the consolidation of basic language items. Language learnt is contextualised by the study of traditional myths and legends.

Year 6

German
Students develop their intercultural understanding, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German through the study of the thematic language topics: fairy tales, sports, birthdays and food. Intercultural elements include a study of The Town Musicians of Bremen, the use of free time in German speaking countries, seasons of the year and student exchange. 

Indonesian
Students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Indonesian through the study of the thematic language topics: exploring the Indonesian archipelago, fruits, vegetables, hobbies, sports, weather, the seasons and the consolidation of basic language items. Language is contextualised by the study of traditional Indonesian sports and games, and the comparison of climates in Indonesian and Australia. 

Year 7

German
Students develop and extend their intercultural understanding as well as their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German through the study of the thematic language topics: daily activities, school, telling the time, health and the body, and fast food. Intercultural elements include school in Germany, the study of a current children's film, and fairs in Germanspeaking countries.

Indonesian
Students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Indonesian through the study of the thematic language topics: the classroom, time, family, housing, clothing, body parts and the consolidation of basic language items. Language is contextualised by the study of traditional Indonesian family structure, traditional clothing and the comparison of housing in Indonesia and Australia.

Year 8

German
Students develop and extend their intercultural understanding as well as their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German through the study of the thematic language topics: places in town, sports, transport, food and describing and buying clothes. Intercultural elements include a study of Bavaria, current films, the 'Oktoberfest' and other festivals in German speaking countries.

Indonesian
Students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Indonesian through the study of the thematic language topics: food, animals, school, transport, directions, making arrangements and the consolidation of basic language items. Language is contextualised by the study of schooling in Indonesian and Australia.