Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish alongside English are the most spoken languages in the world.
The study of language is compulsory at Wantirna College in both Years 7 and 8. Students may choose either Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish. Throughout their study, students will learn enough language for them to hold a simple conversation and will develop the foundations for literacy in their selected language. They will also learn about the cultures of countries where their language is spoken.
In Year 9 and 10 the study of language is optional, however we strongly encourage students to continue their study as research demonstrates literacy in another language will enhance literacy in their own language. In addition the study of language opens up a wealth of opportunities in terms of future study and employment.
We offer Chinese First Language and Chinese Second Language in addition to Spanish at Year 11 and 12.