Lake Ginninderra offer a significant number of Languages to study.
All of the Languages cater for beginners as well as those seeking to extent on their current knowledge base.
Chinese - this course is very popular and always has healthy numbers
Japanese - this course also have very big numbers and is taught by very experienced staff
Spanish - another popular language among our feeder schools that provides any opportunity for further study.
Language Course Patterns
Minor - 2 units of the same course.
Major - 3.5 or 4 units of the same course.
The availability of courses in any given year will depend on the number of students wishing to enrol.
Language courses are divided into four levels which correspond to four courses. Entry requirements differ based on language knowledge and experience.
Beginning Courses - are intended for students who have lile or no previous knowledge of the language. All Beginning courses and some Continuing courses are available at A classification. These course aim to develop communication skills, both spoken and written for the purpose of further study, travel, enjoyment or work. The Asian languages give particular emphasis to learning the fundamentals of script writing. Students are introduced to the way of life and culture of the people of the target language.
Continuing Courses - are intended for students who have completed two or more years of study of the language. Previous knowledge of the language is necessary. The further development of communication skills, both spoken and written for the purpose of further study, travel, enjoyment or work is the focus of these courses. They aim to extend students’ understanding of the way of life and culture of the people of the target language.
Advanced Courses - are intended for students who have near native fluency. Designed for those students who have near native fluency in the target language, or who have spent a considerable time in the countries where the language is spoken and have been educated through the language, these courses consolidate and further develop communication competence and linguistic control. Cultural issues of the target language are examined at a more sophisticated level. Particular emphasis is given to responding critically and/or creatively to a variety of texts, both written and visual.