Languages

Find additional advice on learning from home in Languages. Students should ensure they are communicating regularly with their school and classroom teacher via their preferred digital platform for up to date advice on courses.

Beginners and Continuers

You can access past HSC papers from the NESA website.

Continue working on all 4 macro skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. As a skills-based course, practice is the key to success.

The oral examinations are in August or September (depending on course and language), so practising speaking skills should be a priority.

Work on sustaining communication addressing different topics with depth and breath. For each topic, create a mind map with key vocabulary and structures. Once the mind map is complete with very specific and detailed language, prepare a 1-2 minute speech or participate in a conversation with your teacher, over the phone or through an online platform such as Microsoft Teams, Adobe Connect or Zoom.

To keep your accountability and commitment high, pair up with another student for short, regular phone calls in the target language, 2-3 times each week. Your teacher may provide topic-based questions to keep you on track.

For Beginners courses, you can practise your speaking, listening and reading skills at the following links:

For Continuers courses, refer to advice for students for more detailed information on preparing for the HSC.

To practise a range of skills, and to learn more about types of texts, access the following links:

Extension

You can access past HSC papers from the NESA website.

Continue practising a range of monologues for the oral examination in August or September (depending on language).

Develop your understanding of the prescribed issues by choosing a topic of investigation to research, analyse, challenge existing ideas, summarise and then write your own conclusion.

Develop your understanding of the prescribed text by unpacking the extracts (or chapters) by looking at character development, film techniques and the significance of the extract, noting key quotations.

Refer to advice for students for more detailed information on preparing for the HSC examination.

Other advice

Check the NESA's website for any changes to the oral assessment practices for the HSC (unknown at this stage).

See NESA news for updates and contacts regarding assessment.

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