Languages other than English - Japanese and Chinese
Languages other than English are a means of communicating across cultures
and promoting sociocultural understanding and competence.
At Bray Park SHS, we believe that
prepare learners for meaningful, productive lives in a culturally and
linguistically diverse society and world and help learners relate positively to
the richness of human diversity.
Asian languages have an important place in
curriculumbecause of Australia’s location in the Asia-Pacific region. For Queenslanders,
thestudy of Japanese
is especially important given the strong cultural, economic,
tourism and commercial links between Australia,
Japan and China.
Bray Park SHS
students have many opportunities to meet Japanese-speaking
people in the school context
through our regular study tours.
At Bray Park
the opportunity to travel to
Asia. This travel opportunity will
knowledge of Japanese/Chineselanguage and provide
enrichment through the
travel experience, opening opportunities to develop long-lasting friendships.
Year 7 students
study both Chinese and Japanese for one lesson per week over a semester. This is a great opportunity to try both languages before choosing one to study in Year 8.
Year 8 students choose to study one of the Asian languages for
three lessons a week over
a semester. They will have the
opportunity to continue their studies of an Asian language in Year 9 and then through to Senior secondary.