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.