Lilydale High School offers two language subjects from Years 7 to 12:

  • Indonesian
  • French


Language study has been shown to develop thinking skills.  Studying a language other than English contributes to the overall education of students in the areas of communication, literacy, general knowledge and cross-cultural understanding.

Students will study their chosen language for at least two years.

  • In Year 7 and 8, students begin to develop simple communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • In Years 9 – 12, students are exposed to more complex oral and written texts, such as poetry, film and literature.  A variety of media, such as computers, iPads and on-line vocabulary building programs are used in addition to more traditional methods.

Activities such has excursions to shops, restaurants, the zoo and galleries allow students to experience aspects of the culture of France or Indonesia in a local context.  In addition, study tours to France, New Caledonia, Indonesia or Malaysia may be organised for language students.  Reciprocal student visits with our sister-school, Lycée Darchicourt, located in northern France, may take place in alternate years for students in Years 9 – 12.