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J J Cahill Memorial High School

J J Cahill Memorial High School

Honour - Excellence - Responsibility - Opportunity

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In NSW high schools, Languages are a key learning area.

We offer students from Year 7 through to Year 12 the opportunity to find their passion for a new language and culture. In the classroom, teachers employ technology and emerging research to create a fun and supportive learning environment.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

Studying languages opens new worlds for our students, offering opportunities for further study and travel abroad. Ultimately, studying languages leads to a better understanding of others and a deeper respect for their cultures. Our students embrace these experiences and go on to be responsible and considerate citizens of a global community.

Stage 4 Languages

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

Students at J J Cahill MHS are given a taste of a language in Year 7 and then given a choice of what language they would like to study in depth in Year 8. These subjects are:

French and Spanish may also be selected as an elective in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12. It may also be possible to study other languages through Saturday School or by distance education with NSW School of Languages.  

Do you enjoy or are you good at LANGUAGES?

Explore LANGUAGES Careers (PDF 115KB)

Explore French courses

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