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We aim to develop in our students a positive attitude to language, respect for other cultures, confidence in using the language and a desire to learn about the target country. Students will also be able to participate in cultural activities and excursions related to the language learning and can have the opportunity to participate in international language exchange programs and competitions run by various language institutes.


Colac Secondary College offers French from Years 7–12. The students quickly learn to understand and use more complex language than through traditional topic-based programs. Drama and song feature heavily in this programme.

All students in Year 7 & 8 learn French. With the option to proceed with this study from Year 9 - 12



Learning a language offers students the opportunity to:

  • Communicate in another language for practical purposes

  • Acquire intercultural skills and cultural enrichment

  • Increase understanding of their own language and culture •Enhance their intellectual and social development

  • Develop clear thinking and skilful expression

  • Expand their knowledge with insights gained from another language and culture

  • Enhance their self-esteem and gain personal confidence

  • Participate in the life of another culture

  • Develop their sense of social justice

  • Broaden their career choices and/or add another dimension to any career

  • Engage with others in the community

  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural backgrounds of the community

  • Interpret or translate in trade, commerce or tourism

  • Help the development of closer international relationships in political, commercial, cultural, social, humanitarian, and scientific fields

  • Promote international understanding and cooperation

  • Become informed global citizens



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