French: Second Language ATAR

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65% or a B in Extended French. You also need to complete a LOTE application form which can be found HERE.

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The French: Second Language ATAR course is designed to further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the culture and the language of French-speaking communities, providing them with opportunities to gain a broader and deeper understanding of French and extend and refine their communication skills. The course focuses on the interrelationship of language and culture, and equips students with the skills needed to function in an increasingly globalised society, a culturally and linguistically diverse local community, and provides them with the foundation for life-long language learning. Relevant and engaging tasks, delivered through a range of appropriate contexts and topics, develop literacy in the French language as well as extend literacy development in English.


  • Why study French? Click on this LINK
  • For information on the French: Second Language ATAR courses, refer to the course page on the Authority website HERE
  • This course will provide the student with the following opportunities:
    • Study Tour to France or Reunion Island
    • Hosting an Exchange Student from France
    • NACEL Exchange Programme to France, click on link for more information
    • French Language Assistants providing language and cultural support in our classes
    • Alliance Française – State Wide Examinations
  • 10% Language Bonus for university entrance

In Year 11, I really enjoyed the environment and the encouragement within the classroom which allowed me to flourish in my French language studies. The cultural experiences which we participated in, including the excursion to Scents of Taste allowed me to be exposed to the French culture. Notable highlights were making iMovies encouraging French tourists to come to Australia in addition to our own exploration of a French city. I would absolutely recommend this course for any student wanting to intergrate both culture and enjoyment into their studies.

Mary Schelfhout, 2019

Year 12 French: Second Language ATAR

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