Language study provides students with the opportunity 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.

Students will also be able to participate in cultural activities and excursions related to the language learning and can have the opportunity to participate in international language exchange programs and competitions run by various language institutes. Students develop skills in writing, speaking, reading and listening and engage in meaningful and authentic tasks incorporating ICT and latest learning technologies.

Learning a Language is the entitlement of all students, which offers the potential to:

  • Communicate in another language for practical purposes
  • Acquire intercultural skills and cultural enrichment
  • Increase understanding of their own language and culture
  • Enhance their intellectual and social development
  • Develop clear thinking and skilful expression
  • Expand their knowledge with insights gained from another language and culture
  • Enhance their self-esteem and gain personal confidence
  • Participate in the life of another culture
  • Develop their sense of social justice
  • Broaden their career choices and/or add another dimension to any career

Learning a Language for life in the 21st century offers learners the potential to:

  • Engage with others in the community
  • Maintain and develop their mother tongue, if it is not English
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural backgrounds of the community
  • Interpret or translate in trade, commerce or tourism

From a World perspective, no country can afford to be monolingual. Learning a Language offers learners the potential to:

  • Help the development of closer international relationships in political, commercial, cultural, social, humanitarian, and scientific fields
  • Promote international understanding and cooperation
  • Become informed global operators