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Languages Department

The Languages Department offers study in Te Reo Māori, French, Spanish and Chinese/Mandarin. Classes from Years 9 to 13 focus on building progressively more sophisticated communication skills and incorporate study of culture and tradition. Students in language classes may also have the opportunity to participate in competitions and trips to destinations where the target language is spoken.

French

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $20

Course: This course is an introduction to French language for those with little or no previous study in the subject. It is based around the AIM method of second language acquisition and uses stories, music and gestures to develop fluency and confidence in communication. During the course students will learn to present simple plays and to perform their own productions entirely in French. There is a strong initial emphasis on listening and peaking, but written literacy is also an important element of the programme

  • Credit: 20
  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $20 Year 1 and $36 Year 2
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: This course continues with the AIM method of second language acquisition introduced at Year 9 and integrates a programme of gestures, drama, music and dance to support the development of French language skills. The focus is on extending students' vocabulary and confidence in using French exclusively (both orally and in written form) to communicate within the classroom. To complete this course successfully, students need to have studied French at Year 9. L1B: This continues development of linguistic skills in French with equal focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Preparation for assessment against NCEA Level 1 standards is an important aspect of this year. Evaluation of students' skills in speaking and writing French will be based on the development of portfolios of work. It is essential for students wishing to study French at Level 2 to complete this course.

  • Credit: 24
  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $36
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Course: This course focuses on further improving students' fluency in spoken French and their ability to understand and express more sophisticated ideas in written French. Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is also extended. We continue to include the immersion approach to create a lively, creative and, above all, totally French environment. Preparation for assessment against NCEA Level 2 standards is an important aspect of this year. Evaluation of students' skills in speaking and writing French will be based on the development of portfolios of work. It is essential for students wishing to study French at Level 3 to complete this course and prior study at Level 1 is required as a prerequisite for entry.

  • Credit: 24
  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: $36
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3

Course: Further development of competency in reading, listening to, writing and speaking French is the goal of this whole year course. Students are introduced to complex language and grammatical structures in a variety of media, including an example of French literature. They also focus on skills that will assist them to communicate spontaneously, such as how to debate an issue, deliver a critique, negotiate, relate an event and outline a point of view. Deepening student understanding of French culture is also an aim of the course. Preparation for assessment against NCEA Level 3 standards is an important aspect of this year. Evaluation of students' skills in speaking and writing French will be based on the development of portfolios of work.

Maori

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: 1
  • Cost: Nil

Course: This is an introductory course in the Måori language for all students no matter their previous study. Students will learn how to introduce themselves and communicate about their family and school in everyday conversations. Students will experience Måori culture and customs both in the classroom and the community.

  • Credit: 29
  • Trips: 2
  • Cost: $20 Year 1 and $20 Year 2
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: L1A: This course builds on the oral and written skills introduced in Year 9. The focus is on building students' knowledge of vocabulary and sentence structures, and confidently using them in conversations. Topics covered include Home Life, Going to Town and Sport and Leisure. Involvement in Kapa Haka is expected. L1B: Students will continue to develop all language skills in different contexts. There is a focus on being able to converse in Te Reo Måori, using basic language. Students' knowledge of Måori culture will develop. Completion of this course is essential for students wishing to study Te Reo Måori at Level 2 and 3. Involvement in Kapa Haka is expected.

  • Credit: 22
  • Trips: 2
  • Cost: $20
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: At least 15 credits in Te Reo Måori Level 1

Course: This course focuses on being able to express more in-depth ideas and opinions in Te Reo Måori. Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is also extended. Students will be expected to use spoken te reo more often in the classroom. Completion of this course is essential for students wishing to study Te Reo Måori at Level 3. Involvement in Kapa Haka is expected.

  • Credit: 24
  • Trips: 2
  • Cost: $20
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 3
  • Prerequisites: Students must have completed NCEA Te Reo Måori Levels 1 and 2 with minimum 10 credits at Level 2

Course: This course covers a wide range of Måori political and social issues, as well as Måori performing arts. At this level students should be confidently writing and speaking in Te Reo Måori. Students will be involved in leading activities both in the school and the community. Involvement in Kapa Haka is expected.

Spanish

  • Credit: 24
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $20
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2
  • Prerequisites: A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 Spanish

Course: Students will be enrolled in the Te Kura Correspondence School in order to complete this course. It will focus on improving the four linguistic skills and developing the ability to communicate in less familiar contexts. Knowledge of Spanish grammar is also extended. Preparation for assessment against NCEA Level 2 standards is an important aspect of this year. This course is only offered to current Spanish students.

Chinese

  • Credit: Nil
  • Trips: Nil
  • Cost: $35

Course: This is an introduction to Chinese language, culture and customs. Topics will be based on familiar everyday situations. The emphasis initially will be on speaking and listening, but students will also be introduced to written characters.

  • Credit: 24
  • Trips: 2
  • Cost: $50 Year 1 and $20 Year 2
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Course: This course is aimed at students who already have a prior knowledge of basic Chinese. The focus is on extending students' ability to communicate effectively in Chinese, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will also study more about Chinese culture and customs as an integral part of the course.

  • Credit: 24 (Level 2) / 24 (Level 3)
  • Trips: 2
  • Cost: $20 for each level
  • Qualification: NCEA Level 2/3
  • Prerequisites: Ability to communicate at an intermediate/advanced level in Chinese

Course: This course further develops students' fluency in spoken Chinese whilst extending their ability to understand and express themselves at a higher level in written Chinese. Grammar and vocabulary extension will also be an integral part of the course to enable students to develop ideas at a more sophisticated level.




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