In the Indonesian: Second Language course, students develop the necessary skills, understandings and values to communicate effectively with Indonesian speakers in both social and workplace contexts in Western Australia, Indonesia and elsewhere. They develop a stronger sense of their own personal identity and greater respect for people of Indonesian-speaking communities. All learning contexts incorporate information communication technologies, and have a personal and practical focus, as well as highlighting the use of Indonesian in a rapidly changing world.
The Second Language ATAR courses are all aimed at students for whom the language is a second language. These students have not been exposed to or interacted in the language outside the language classroom and have typically learnt everything they know through classroom teaching in an Australian school or similar environment where English is the language of school instruction. These students were not born, nor have they lived for an extended period of time, in the target country.
To determine if a student is a second language learner and therefore eligible to enrol in the Second Language ATAR course, parents and students will be required to fill out and submit an on-line Application Form for Second Language Eligibility.
The College will receive notification of the application and arrange signing by the teacher prior to the August deadline.
For further enquiries please contact Jonathan Rugg, Curriculum Leader (Modern Languages).
Students not deemed eligible by SCSA to enrol in the Second Language ATAR courses should consider enrolling in Background Speaker courses as a non-school candidate, or consider the IB Diploma Language Acquisition Higher Level (HL) course or Language A: Language & Literature course (for native speakers).
All students choosing a language in Year 11 should consult with their individual teachers regarding their language choice and their suitability to complete this course.