Bellingen High School

Truth Triumphs

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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.


Selamat Datang (Welcome)

Indonesian is the Languages other than English (LOTE) language that is taught in Year 7 at our school. It consists of 100hr learning.

LOTE is delivered in a fun, flexible and diverse way to engage the students in the language and culture of Indonesia.

Our Stage 4 LOTE learning program focuses on:

  • using language – listening and responding, reading and responding, speaking and writing
  • making linguistic connections
  • moving between cultures

Languages assessments

For assessment information download: