We offer French, Latin and Te Reo Maori from year 9 to year 13 at Logan Park. The possibility exists to study several other languages at various levels by distance learning if appropriate for an individual student. When studying a language at there is a focus on communication, language knowledge, and cultural knowledge. These aspects are dealt with holistically at Logan Park and are integrated into the teaching and learning programmes.
Students will develop the skills to speak, present, read, write, listen to and respond to the language(s) they have chosen. Year 9 starts with understanding and using familiar expressions and everyday language. By the time students have reached year 13, students will have reached the stage of personal independence in the language they are studying, being able to take part in general conversations, explain and discuss many of their own ideas, and use language creatively. They will be able to act in a culturally appropriate way in most social situations involving native speakers.
Logan Park student Eve Kennedy says: “Studying languages is my passion and has made me realise what I want to do as a career. If you have the chance to learn a language, do it!”
Eve studied French and te reo Maori from year 9 to year 13 at LPHS . She went on exchange to Paris for eight weeks December 2010 to January 2011, and she is studying French, Te Reo and Politics at Victoria University from March 2012.