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Students acquire communication skills in Indonesian. They develop understanding about the role of language and culture in communication. Their reflections on language use and language learning are applied in other learning contexts.


Learning languages broadens students’ horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. 

Learning languages:

  • contributes to the strengthening of the community’s social, economic and international development capabilities

  • extends literacy repertoires  and the capacity to communicate; strengthens understanding of the nature of language, of culture, and of the processes of communication

  • develops intercultural capability, including  understanding of and respect for diversity and difference, and an openness to different experiences and perspectives

  • develops understanding of how culture shapes and extends learners’ understanding of themselves, their own heritage, values, beliefs, culture and identity

  • strengthens intellectual, analytical and reflective capabilities, and enhances creative and critical thinking.


The Languages curriculum aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:

  • communicate in the language they are learning

  • understand the relationship between language, culture and learning

  • develop intercultural capabilities

  • understand themselves as communicators.


Students have one hour of Indonesian a week from Irene Beasley. She is a passionate and experienced languages teacher. She delivers a rigorous language curriculum ensuring students canspeak in Indonesian, write in Indonesian and understandIndonesian culture.

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