Communication skills in a language other than English foster intercultural knowledge and awareness of language as a system. We study the language, culture and geography of Indonesia though our Specialist classes each week where we explore the culture of our closest neighbours. During our Indonesian Classes students aim to:
- Develop an understanding of a language and culture other than English (Indonesian)
- Develop an understanding of the cultural contexts in which the language is used, as well as the shared meanings, values and practices of the community as embodied in that language.
- Students develop an understanding of the way language works (its structure, the role it plays, and its effects), which they can apply to other languages, including English.
- While learning about another culture students make local and global connections to different communities and cultures.