At Calwell High School Languages other than English (LOTE) have been an integral part of the curriculum for several years. As a school we offer students the study of Chinese and Japanese from Years 7-10, giving them the opportunity to build their language skills over the course of four years.
As part of the Australian Curriculum it is a requirement that all year 7 and Year 8 students are given the opportunity to study LOTE, we have built this into the junior program so that all Year 7 and 8 students are given equal exposure to the subject. Year 9 and 10 students are then able to select Chinese and/or Japanese as part of their elective package.
While our students explore the languages of Chinese and/or Japanese, they will also be immersed into the culture, arts, food and countries that speak these beautiful languages. Our LOTE teachers are highly skilled and in most cases have lived in Chinese or Japanese speaking countries for a period of time. All classes are differentiated for the range in abilities, allowing all students to develop their skills no matter what stage of the languages they are at.
We look forward to you studying LOTE at Calwell High School.