VCE Languages

Unit 1:    French / Italian / Indonesian (Second Language)

Areas of Study
•    The individual
•    The relevant language speaking communities
•    The changing world
(Refer to prescribed topics in Units 3 & 4)

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to demonstrate their skills in:

  1. SPEAKING:A spoken exchange related to personal areas of experience
  2. LISTENING AND READING COMPREHENSION: Listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts
  3. WRITING: A personal response to a text focusing on real or imaginary experience.

 Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks will be drawn from a range of tasks such as:
•    informal conversation
•    reply to a personal letter/email/fax
•    reading to obtain information to complete notes/charts/tables
•    listening to obtain information to complete notes/charts/tables
•    oral presentation
•    review
•    article
•    participation in class.
(Some tasks will be responded to in the relevant language, and some in English.)

 

Unit 2:    French / Italian / Indonesian (Second Language)

Areas of Study
•    The individual
•    The relevant language speaking communities
•    The changing world
(Refer to prescribed topics in Units 3 & 4)

Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student should be able to demonstrate their skills in:

  1. SPEAKING: A spoken exchange related to making arrangements and completing transactions
  2. LISTENING AND READING COMPREHENSION: Listen to, read and extract and use information and ideas from spoken and written texts
  3. WRITING: Give expression to real or imaginary experiences in written form.

Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks will be drawn from a range of tasks such as:
•    formal letter/fax/email
•    role play
•    interview
•    listening and reorganising information and ideas into a different type
•    read and reorganise information and ideas into a different text type
•    journal entry
•    personal account
•    short story
•    participation in class.
(All tasks will be responded to in the relevant language.)

 

Unit 3:    French / Italian / Indonesian (Second Language)

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. WRITING: Express ideas through the production of original texts
  2. LISTENING: Analyse and use information from spoken texts
  3. SPEAKING: Exchange information, opinions and experiences.

 Unit 4:    French / Italian / Indonesian (Second Language)

Outcomes
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. READING COMPREHENSION: Analyse and use information from written texts
  2. SPEAKING AND WRITING: Respond critically to spoken and written texts which reflect aspects of the language and culture of the relevant language speaking country (France, Indonesia, Italy).                

 Areas of Study for Units 3 & 4
•    The individual
•    The relevant language speaking communities
•    The changing world

The Areas of Study of Units 3 & 4 consist of the following prescribed topics, many of which are also introduced in Units 1 & 2:

THE INDIVIDUAL              

  • Personal World
  • Health and Leisure
  • Education/Aspirations
  • Personal Opinions/Values
  • Tourism
  • Environment
  • Australian/Indonesian Relations (Indonesian)

 RELEVANT LANGUAGE SPEAKING COMMUNITIES

  • Lifestyles
  • Social / Contemporary Issues
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Arts / Entertainment

THE CHANGING WORLD

  • Social Issues
  • Trade
  • World of Work
  • Scientific Issues / Technology

 Assessment Tasks for Units 3 & 4
•    School assessed coursework for Unit 3 will contribute 25 per cent to the final assessment
•    School assessed coursework for Unit 4 will contribute 25 per cent to the final assessment
•    End of year examination, comprising written and oral examinations, will contribute 50 per cent to the final assessment
(All school assessed tasks will be responded to in the relevant language.  The examination will require some comprehension responses in English and the remainder in the relevant language.)

The VCE Baccalaureate 

The VCE (Baccalaureate) has been developed by the VCAA. It is designed to encourage more students to include languages and higher level mathematics in their senior secondary program of study.

Students must satisfactorily complete their VCE to achieve a study score and their VCE program must include:

  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature or English Language with a study score of 30 or above; or a Units 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above.
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language.
  • at least two other Units 3 and 4 sequences.

For more information on the VCE Baccalaureate refer to the links below:

VCAA – VCE Baccalaureate FAQ’s

Year 12 Language Testimonials


OVERSEAS STUDY TOURS

Overseas Language Study Tours are offered every second year on a rotating basis (with travel dependant on student numbers and in-country factors).  Students must be studying their foreign language at Years 10 or 11 in the year the tour departs in order to be deemed eligible to apply.  They must also fulfil other eligibility criteria, including the demonstration of their commitment to their studies (across the board).  Selection for overseas tours is via application.

Indonesian

Italian

French

Language Pathways

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