If you learn a foreign language as a child, you have a lifetime to benefit from cross-cultural friendships, broader career opportunities, exciting travel adventures and deeper insights into how others see the world.
Learn Mandarin and you can speak with more than a billion people worldwide. Learn Hindi and you can speak to another 650 million people. Spanish gets you approximately another 420 million. If you already speak English, you would almost be able to speak to half the world’s population!
All children at St Joseph’s, from Pre-Prep up to Year Six have two languages classes per week as part of their curriculum. Classes are currently taught in French and Spanish.
Within the languages classes, there is a lot of focus on lifting words off the page through play and role play. The aim to allow children to become confident in speaking, reading, writing and listening to languages.
We also offer a weekly Languages Club and a weekly Mandarin club.