Languages in primary school

Languages in primary school

Languages open the world to your children. With languages they improve their communication, understand other cultures and expand their career opportunities.

Languages are now taught in all public primary schools in Western Australia. By 2021, every student in Years 3 to 6 will learn a language. This will extend to Year 9 by 2023. Students will then have the option to continue studying a language in Years 10 to 12.

No matter where you live, learning a language is possible and has many benefits for now and the future.

 

Languages being taught

A variety of languages are taught in Western Australia, including the following six key languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese.

Aboriginal languages are also being taught in schools. This is popular in regional and remote communities as it enables their younger generations to learn the local language and culture.

For more information about the language taught at your children’s school, contact your principal.