Languages other than English - Japanese and Chinese
Languages other than English are a means of communicating across cultures
and promoting socio-cultural 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
curriculum because of Australia’s location in the Asia-Pacific region. For Queenslanders,
the study 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/Chinese language and provide
enrichment through the
travel experience, opening opportunities to develop long-lasting friendships.
Year 7 students study both Chinese and Japanese for three lessons per week for a term. 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.
In Year 9, Chinese and Japanese are offered as an elective. They study their choice of language for 3 lessons a week for a semester.
They will then have the opportunity to continue their studies of an Asian language through to Senior secondary.