Languages Extension Courses

Languages Extension Courses

An overview of French, Japanese, Chinese and Latin Extension Courses

Contact

Head of Department: Matthew Ross
Email: mross@barker.nsw.edu.au

 

Year 12

French, Latin, Japanese and Chinese Extension
HSC French Extension

1 Unit of study for the Higher School Certificate.

Pre/Co-requisites: French Continuers

Course Description

Students will further develop skills in, and knowledge of French and an awareness of French-speaking communities through the study of a range of texts. The prescribed text and issues derived from the prescribed text, will be changed every 3 years.

Main Topics Covered

There is one prescribed theme -
The individual and contemporary society.

Prescribed Issues

● Acceptance - For example;
▪ Outcasts
▪ Stereotypes
▪ Dealing with disability

Resilience - For example;
▪ Friendship
▪ Social Mobility
▪ Responsibility

Identity - For example;
▪ Social Inequality
▪ Cultural Difference
▪ Self-worth

HSC Chinese Extension

1 Unit of study for the Higher School Certificate.

Pre/Co-requisites: Chinese Continuers

Course Description

Students will further develop skills in, and knowledge of Chinese and an awareness of Chinese-speaking communities through the study of a range of texts. The prescribed text and issues derived from the prescribed text will be changed every 3 years.

Main Topics Covered

There is one prescribed theme -
The individual and contemporary society

Prescribed Issues (Prescribed issues may be derived from more than one short story).

Education - For example:
▪ Role of Education
▪ Pressures and Expectations
▪ Personal Goals

Relationships - For example:
▪ Family Relationships
▪ The World of the Young
▪ Responsibility towards others

Division in Society - For example:
▪ Poverty and Wealth
▪ Personal Identity
▪ Coping with Reality

HSC Japanese Extension

1 unit of study for the Higher School Certificate.

Pre/Co-requisites: Japanese Continuers

Course Description

Students will further develop skills in, and knowledge of Japanese and an awareness of Japanese-speaking communities through the study of a range of texts. The prescribed theme provides the focus for the selection of texts. The prescribed text and issues derived from the prescribed text, will be changed every 3 years.

Main Topics Covered

There is one prescribed theme -
The individual and contemporary society

Prescribed Issues

Connectedness - For example;
▪ People and places
▪ Traditions and beliefs
▪ Communication

Journeys - For example:
▪ Self-Discovery
▪ Making Choices
▪ Hopes and dreams

Impact of the Past - For example:
▪ Memories
▪ Experiences
▪ City and Country

HSC Latin Extension

1 Unit of study for the Higher School Certificate.

Pre/Co-requisites: Latin Continuers

Course Description

Through the study of text in the original Latin, students will develop skills in translating and analysing text. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of Latin of a particular period and genre. Students will develop an appreciation of the linguistic, literary and cultural features of the text.

Main Topics Covered

In the Extension Course a specific genre of Latin literature (Lyric, Satire, Elegy or Historiography) will be studied. Texts by two or three authors exemplifying the specified genre will be prescribed for study.

 

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