Wyndham Christian College provides a Language program for all students from Foundation (Prep) to Year 4, as outlined in the Discipline Based Learning strand of the Victorian Curriculum – Languages.
Our Indonesian program runs for 50 minutes per week with a qualified teacher. Within that session, our Specialist teacher delivers a concise, realistic and practical language program aimed at teaching student’s basic communicative language and knowledge of the Indonesian culture. Our Indonesian program follows the Victorian Curriculum guidelines.
Throughout their time at Wyndham Christian College, students:
- Are exposed to Indonesian pronunciation, intonation and body language of native speakers of Indonesian.
- Learn to speak the language by singing Indonesian songs, role-playing and playing language games.
- Use the language in structured situations and activities related to their local environment: self, family, home, classroom and community.
- Read short texts, talk about daily life and adapt language that they know to new contexts.
- Develop their language skills and understand Indonesian culture through a variety of activities such as language games, listening to stories, word games and puzzles and rhyming.
You might be asking why choose Indonesian. Here are just a few of our reasons:
Studying Indonesian language and culture is an exciting way of exploring our Asia Pacific region and equipping our children to interact effectively with our nearest neighbours.
There is a good potential to link to the Indonesian Christian community in Melbourne.
It is not as linguistically complex as other Asian languages.
It uses a Roman script for its alphabet; this eliminates a literacy burden which makes it more straight-forward to keep a focus on spoken language.
There are many teaching and learning resources as it is one of the most commonly taught languages in Australian schools.
The Department of Education and training place a high priority on the learning an Asian language
Other Christian schools in Victoria study Indonesian.