In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.
Language study allows students 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.
The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.
In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.
At Evans High School, French is offered as the LOTE subject. Currently, the compulsory study hours are done in Year 7. The following topics are taught in Year 7:
Easter in France
French is also offered as an elective in Years 9 and 10, and in Year 11 and 12.