Language is the basis of all communication and human interaction. By learning a second or subsequent language, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills for successful participation in the dynamic world of the 21st century. Communicating in another language expands students’ horizons as both national and global citizens.

Language and culture are interdependent. The study of another language develops in students the ability to move successfully across and within cultures, and in the process, to experience, value and embrace the diversity of humanity.

Contemporary research has shown that learning a language facilitates cognitive and intellectual development beyond the language classroom. It enhances creativity and develops more refined and sophisticated skills in analysis, negotiation and problem-solving.

Senior Courses offered by Languages Other Than English

Languages Beginners courses

Literacy skills are enhanced through the study of another language. As the use of language is a process of communication, students’ learning experiences offer opportunities to consolidate and extend their interpersonal skills. By engaging with various modes of communication, students develop effective skills in interacting, and understanding and producing texts.

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Languages Continuers courses

Students who learn another language understand how languages work as systems. They become aware of the structure of that language through the analysis of patterns and can apply this knowledge to the learning of other languages. By making comparisons between and among languages, students strengthen their command of their first language.

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Latest Languages Other Than English News

Monday October 23 2017

French Trip Noumea 2018 – Parent Information Evening (Year 9-11)

Dear parents, A Parent Information Evening will be held for year 9-11 students on Wednesday 8th November at 6.30pm at Xavier High School (Edmund Rice Centre). Emmily Goodman, from GET Educational Tours, will conduct the session. Emmily will present all relevant information regarding the cost, itinerary and educational activities of this fantastic opportunity for students […]

Tuesday July 18 2017

2018 French Trip – Noumea

Is your child interested in attending the 2018 French trip to Noumea? Please click on the PDF below for further information. 2018 French Trip Noumea – Xavier High School

Friday May 19 2017

Seeking Host Families

The student exchange organisation, WEP Australia, is urgently looking for volunteer host families for two French-speaking Belgian exchange students arriving in Australia this July for a few weeks. Both Alex and Robbie are high school students in Belgium. The students are coming to Australia to live the life of a local teen. While here, they will attend school full-time and […]

Wednesday May 17 2017

French Trip To Noumea 2018 – Expression Of Interest

Are you interested in your son/daughter joining the French language and Culture tour to Noumea, New Caledonia in September 2018? View the PDF below for the full information and expression of interest from. 2018 French Trip Noumea

Monday February 27 2017

Host A European Student!

  Xavier High School would like to offer our students and their families the chance to host a language student from France, Italy, Germany or Spain to experience life in an Australian school and live with an Australian host family for 4 weeks this coming June/July 2017. The purpose is for young people around the […]