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Killara High School

Killara High School

A great school close to home

Telephone02 9498 3722

Emailkillara-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

These include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

The study of Hebrew is provided by the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) onsite at KHS.