One of our missions is to prepare students to live and work in the globally connected world. Our language teaching and learning philosophy is to provide students with an authentic language and cultural learning experience.
Chinese is a compulsory subject for all students at The College from Prep through to Year 8 and becomes an elective subject in Years 9-12.
Learning a second language is much more than learning simple greetings. We provide real life learning scenarios which enable students to build the capacity for intercultural understanding. Language learning benefits our young learners’ personal, cognitive, academic, social and cultural development. It ultimately allows them to appreciate the world from other perspectives.
The College is committed to providing students with a diverse language learning experience by building partnerships and working with schools in surrounding areas. The Lakes College recognises the importance of a language program and this is evident by offering Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French and Spanish alternatives to suit student interest.