Languages

Welcome to the Languages section where educators can find resources to support and enhance languages programs in NSW public schools.

Languages news provides teachers with updates and information.

Language study provides students with the opportunity 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.

In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.

In NSW secondary schools, Languages is a Key Learning Area. The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one school year in Stage 4 or 5, but preferably in Stage 4.

In Stage 6, a wide variety of languages is offered in NSW schools, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

The K–10 language syllabuses are available on the BOSTES K-10 Languages page.

The Stage 6 language syllabuses are available on the BOSTES HSC Languages page.

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