LOTE = Language(s) Other Than English
LOTE is a core subject in Years 7and 8.
Learning a second language involves being able to communicate in the language and having a cultural awareness that involves understanding about the people, their traditions and cultural expectations.
Students study one semester of Indonesian and one semester of Italian in Year 7 and towards the end of the Year 7 year they are required to elect either Italian or Indonesian to further their studies in Year 8.
All students have the option of continuing their language studies in Years 9 and 10 choosing it in the elective blocking.
In LOTE, we utilise online learning programs to enhance student understanding and to enrich their learning.
We encourage all students to enter the Language Perfect World Championships, usually held late May.
We also offer the opportunity to study a language other than those offered at ISC via Victoria School of Languages Distance Education (VSL). There is a cost involved payable to V.S.L.