International Languages Department Mission Statement
“The Glenfield College International Languages Department aims to equip students with the skills students to communicate in a second language, learn about languages, and view the world from different perspectives.”
The International Languages Department is fortunate to be graced by competent, experienced and enthusiastic staff who demonstrate their passion for their subject through their teaching.
Aims of the Glenfield College International Languages Department
Develop communicative skills in a variety of languages, both written and orally.
Develop cultural awareness and understanding.
Develop language awareness and appropriate usage.
Benefits of Studying Another Language
Learning a second language benefits all students, intellectually, socially, and culturally.
Learning a second language gives students a better understanding of their first language.
Learning a second language gives students the skills to learn further languages.
Exploring language helps students to gain skills and confidence and encourages them to take learning risks.
Language and culture are inseparable.
Learning a new language enables students to take their place in a multicultural community and a multilingual world.
Facilities and Resources
Data presentations form a regular part of teaching.
Native language speakers and assistants are regularly involved in oral classes.
Language classes make use of ICT facilities, audio and visual recordings.
Opportunities Available to Students
Students are selected to participate in the Alliance Française speaking competition in Years 11-13.
All students of French from years 10-12 may participate in the Australian Languages Competition.
Students have the opportunity to experience French foods in class (petit déjeuner français / escargots / dégustation de fromages / crêpes sucrés)
Senior students in French may attend the annual Senior French dinner.
Students at all levels are encouraged to enter the Japanese Proficiency Test held twice yearly, which is an internationally recognised test run by the Ministry of Education of Japan.
Students also have the opportunity to experience Japanese foods in class.
Head of International Languages
Phone: 444 9066 ext 715
Email: [email protected]