The German program is a new addition to the specialist program, beginning in 2011 focused on the year 5 and 6 students. Due to its great success, the program has been expanded to span from prep to year 6. The program runs for 12 months and consists of one 45 minute session per week.
The German program aims to give students an understanding of the mechanics of the german language. The program focuses on building vocabulary knowledge and understanding basic grammatical differences from the English language.
Learning a second language has many benefits for students. These include personal, cognitive, academic and societal benefits.
Learning a second language in primary school also gives your child an edge if they continue to learn throughout their life.