Languages DepartmentThe Languages Department offers study in Te Reo Māori, French 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.English for Academic Purposes is a transition course designed for English language learners who have Beginners’ / post-Beginners’ English skills on arrival to LBC. The focus is on developing students’ English language skills, as well as their confidence in language use so that they can go on to access what is taught in mainstream subjects. The course has a strong focus on building general vocabulary and simple grammatical structures required for further studies at LBC.Click to view the Curriculum GuideCourses offeredYear 9: 9CHI Chinese, 9FRE French, 9MAO Maori, EAPJ Junior English For Academic Purposes (English language learners) Year 10: 10CHI Chinese, 10FRE French, 10MAO Maori, EAPJ Junior English For Academic Purposes (English language learners) Level 1: L1CHI Chinese, L1FRE French, L1MAO Maori Level 2: L2CHI Chinese, L2FRE French, L2MAO Maori, L2CHN Chinese for Native Speakers Level 3: L3FRE French, L3MAO Maori, L3CHN Chinese for Native Speakers , L3LAN Languages for Native SpeakersCourse flowchartsLines between subjects indicate recommended pathways.Prior experience and success in a subject is a strong predictor of future success.If a student is likely to study a subject in later levels early specialisation is recommended.English for Academic Purposes (EAP)These courses are for students who are English language learners. They will take this instead of a course from the English Faculty. The codes for senior EAP reflect the level of the course on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and do not relate to the student’s year level. EAPR (reception class), EAPJ (Junior Year 9 and 10), L1EAP, L2EAP, L3EAP, L4EAP.