All students in Year 7 and 8 undertake a language of their choice – Chinese (Mandarin) or Indonesian. Students are taught basic greetings, nouns, verbs, adjectives, numbers and places as part of their languages training. For our Mandarin students, our sister school relationship in China (Changshu Experimental Middle School) allows our students to collaborate on joint projects, converse over Skype and email, and have joint classroom experiences using video conferencing facilities.
In addition to our three language teachers, each year we endeavour to engage a native Chinese and Indonesian teaching assistant, which adds expertise and cultural knowledge to our learning experiences. In support of these two language programs, we have regular international learning experiences to China and Indonesia.