Penshurst Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9580 3141


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.

Areas of learning

At Penshurst Girls Campus we offer

  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Chinese

We develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in these languages. Each language is taught in theme-based, student-centred units of work.

Topics Include

  • introducing yourself
  • the family
  • describing the weather
  • school
  • sport and hobbies
  • shopping
  • food

All Courses Feature

  • up-to-the-minute language methodology
  • use of computer technology, including online learning in later years
  • cultural experiences, such as restaurant excursions, theatre visits, food days, guest speakers