Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

Advice on interacting provides practical advice for K-6 language teachers on the return to face to face teaching and learning following the period of learning from home.

Language programs K-6

The study of languages for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 students is optional. The decision to deliver a languages program is made at an individual school level through consultation with staff and the community. K-10 language syllabuses and support documentation are available from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) K-10 Languages page.

Languages programs in primary schools may also be delivered through:

  • the Community Languages Program K–6
  • the NSW Bilingual Schools Program.

Bilingual Schools Program

The Bilingual Schools Program aims to achieve greater fluency in priority Asian languages at 4 government primary schools. Students learn the targeted Asian language for up to 1.5 hours each school day.

The four schools involved in the program and their targeted languages are:

  • Rouse Hill Public School – Chinese
  • Scotts Head Public School – Indonesian
  • Murray Farm Public School – Japanese
  • Campsie Public School – Korean.

Community Languages Program K-6

The Community Languages Program K-6 provides an opportunity for primary school students to gain and/or further develop communication skills in a chosen community language. Schools may apply to participate in the program when:

  • funding is available
  • the selected language is spoken by the school community
  • parental, community and staff support is present.

There are currently 32 community languages being taught by specialist language teachers in NSW government schools.

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