School Language Philosophy

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Students’ mother-tongue and acquired second languages are considered vital to the development of the student and to shaping their identity as an individual and as a responsible global citizen.

The explicit value attached to instruction in, and the speaking, reading and writing of second languages creates a curriculum which goes beyond tolerance of other cultures to understanding empathy and to true international mindedness.

At Queen Margaret College French is taught for one and a half hours per week from Years 2 - 6 and increases to three hours per weeks in Years 7 and 8. In Year 9 students are given the option to take one European language (Spanish or French) and one Asian langauge (Chinese or Japanese) with each language taught for four periods per week.