Year 9 – Languages


Length: Full Year
Contact: English Leader

Course Description

The year 9 elective languages course builds on the foundation established in Year 7 & 8 and aims to extend and develop students’ spoken and written ability in either Indonesian or Spanish.

Students continue to develop skills in understanding and communicating in their chosen language, developing greater spoken and written proficiency. Year 9 languages focus on using language to communicate by interpreting, creating and exchanging meaning. Students continue to understand how to use language for communicative purposes including to socialise, inform, create, reflect and translate. Students also understand and analyse language to understand intercultural exchange. In year 9, students learn about systems of languages, language variation and change, and the relationship between language and culture. Students consider the relationships between Australia and the wider world, learning more about the culture of Spanish speaking and Indonesian speaking countries.

Please note: Students are required to bring headphones, or a headset, to complete listening tasks in their language classroom.


Year 9 Students are assessed according to the Languages Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting. Assessment contains aspects of intercultural literacy; writing; conversations; role plays; listening tasks and projects.

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