In a world that is becoming increasingly global, being able to communicate your needs, understand others and move between different cultures is important for full participation.
Learning a second language also exposes students to different cultures, customs and lifestyles.
In the Languages learning area, students:
- Learn to communicate effectively in languages other than English
- Gain an understanding of different cultures, customs and lifestyles
- Learn practical skills that they can use in future social and cultural contexts.
One of our teachers is the instigator of the Perth hub of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), an internationally recognized pedagogical practice. She has introduced integration into the curriculum at Kalamunda Christian School by teaching Year 6 Art classes in a foreign language so that the language is taught in context and is used rather than practiced.