In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.
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.
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.
In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.
Figtree High School strongly supports the learning of foreign languages. All language programs are based on modern text books supported by the use of ICT. The school has had several successful applicants in recent years for the prestigious ‘German Australian Students Society Scholarship'
Ms Kristen Faraday
Mrs Dianne Bartlett
Year 8 French for the full year (mandatory 100 hours)
Year 9 & 10 Elective French
Years 11 & 12 Continuers French
Beginners French or Spanish
Extra Curricular Activities
Exchange student opportunities.