THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING ANOTHER LANGUAGE AT SCHOOL? Record of School Achievement (RoSA); Previously called School Certificate. Must complete the 100 hours mandatory to receive RoSA. Higher School Certificate (HSC) All Languages units are counted towards ATAR (previously UAI) The knowledge of another language Travel related benefits Self-confidence and self-esteem. Better employment opportunities for the multilingual people. Maintaining a rewarding relationships with grandparents and relatives in Australia and abroad and with other community members. Understanding other cultures and Promotion of a sense of cultural identity.
For 2013 HHS provides (Students’ Choice) Arabic and French (Elective) for Years 9,10 and 11,12 (Mandatory) French (Compulsory) : Years 7 and 8 (BOS syllabus requirements for RoSA)
WHY FRENCH? French is spoken officially in 33 countries where it is the official language, or one of the official languages in these countries (in addition to 14 other countries). This number is second only to English, which is spoken officially in 45 countries. French and English are the only languages spoken as a native language on 5 continents and the only languages taught in almost every country in the world.
THE FRENCH FLAG LE DRAPEAU FRANCAIS "Bleu, Blanc, Rouge"
French Speaking Countries (official) Although French is spoken in many countries around the world, French is an official language in the following countries. 1. Belgium 16. Guinea 2. Benin 17. Haiti 3. Burkina 18. Luxembourg 4. Burundi 19. Madagascar 5. Cameroon 20. Mali 6. Canada 21. Monaco 7. Central African Republic 22. Niger 8. Chad 23. Rwanda 9. Comoros 24. Senegal 10. Congo 25. Seychelles 11. Congo, Democratic Republic of 26. Switzerland 12. Cote d'Ivoire 27. Togo 13. Djibouti 28. Vanuatu 14. France 29. Vietnam 15. Gabon
WHY ARABIC? Arabic is spoken by nearly 250 million people in the world. It is the official language of 26 countries. 287,000 Australians speak Arabic at home.
ARABIC SPEAKING COUNTRIES CountryPopulationNote AlgeriaAlgeria34,895,000 Bahrain807,000Bahrain Chad10,329,208 Co-official language, along with FrenchChad Comoros691,000 Co-official language, along with French and ComorianComorosFrenchComorian Djibouti864,000 Co-official language, along with FrenchDjiboutiFrench Egypt79,089,650Egypt Eritrea5,224,000 Co-official language, along with English and TigrinyaEritreaEnglishTigrinya Iraq31,234,000 Co-official language, along with KurdishIraqKurdish Palestine4,293,313 Claiming sovereignty over the West Bank,, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem as the independent state of PalestinePalestine IsraelIsrael7,653,600 Co-official language, along with HebrewHebrew Jordan6,407,085Jordan Kuwait3,566,437Kuwait Lebanon4,224,000Lebanon Country PopulationNote Libya 6,420,000Libya Mauritania 3,291,000Mauritania Morocco 32,200,000 Co-official language, along with BerberMoroccoBerber Oman 2,845,000Oman Qatar 1,696,563Qatar Saudi Arabia 25,731,776Saudi Arabia Somalia 9,359,000 Co-official language, along with SomaliSomaliaSomali SudanSudan43,939,598 Co-official language, along with EnglishEnglish Syria22,505,000Syria Tunisia10,432,500Tunisia United Arab Emirates4,975,593United Arab Emirates Yemen23,580,000Yemen
SKILLS LEARNT IN THE JUNIOR LANGUAGES CLASSES Reading & Responding: Writing/spelling Listening & Responding: Speaking
MAIN TOPICS IN JUNIOR CLASSES France’s Geography, The country, the people and the land. French Around the World Greeting, Introductions Colours and numbers, Days of the week,Months of the Year and the seasons Celebrations The Family Animals School Accommodations MY room Transport Food Parts of the body Sport Cultural Events ICT projects
STAGE 6 TOPICS FRENCH BEGINNERS The Personal World The French-speaking Communities Family life, home and neighbourhood People, places and communities Education and work Friends, recreation and pastimes Holidays, travel and tourism Future plans and aspirations
Themes and Topics for Arabic Continuers Theme: the individualTheme: the Arabic-speaking communitiesTheme: the changing world Topics: personal identity, – eg: – – interests – – hobbies – – travelling – – education and – – aspirations family and friends, – eg: – – role – – relationships health, – eg: – – food and nutrition – – diseases – – hygiene Topics: lifestyles, – eg: – – in Australia and abroad culture and traditions, – eg: – – festivals – – celebrations modern Arabic literature, – eg: – – the Arab world through – – contemporary writers † – – life in contemporary Arab – – society † – – personalities † Topics: media, – eg: – – current issues – – youth issues – – travelling environment, – eg: – – nature – – pollution † the world of work, – eg: – – job applications – – professions
OTHER LANGUAGES SCHOOLS The Saturday School of Community Languages The Open High School Private and Community schools TAFE
THE STUDENT NEEDS A Presentation Folder A 4 Book of 96 pages or more with margins. A pencil Case: Coloured pencils, Black, blue and red pens, pencil, sharpener, rubber, ruler, glue, scissors, highlighter.. A USB
WHERE TO FROM HERE? Students in Stage 4 may continue to Stage 5 and when numbers permitted a formation of a class. Students may continue private studies at other schools or institutions. For more information, please see Ms Safi in the ESL/Languages staffroom. Some useful Websites: www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/ www.sscl.schools.nsw.edu.au/ La fin.