Engadine High School

A bit about Languages at EHS

All Year 8 Students at Engadine High School complete the mandatory 100 hours study of one language in either Italian or French as designated for each class group. Students are encouraged to communicate by talking about themselves, their friends, family and school whilst learning about other cultural traditions.

What we offer?

  • Opportunity for overseas study trips in Years 10 and 11 to Italy.
  • Overseas student exchange programs for short and long term stays for ages 14 to 18 years.
  • E-pal correspondence with school students in Italy and France.
  • Hosting of overseas students from various European and Asian countries.
  • Cultural Performance groups.
  • Cultural visits and excursions.
  • Access to personalised Language Learning with iPads.
  • Computer multi-media language learning resources.
  • Access to Open High School for the independent study of a language.
  • Confidence building via role playing and achievable outcomes.


  • Ms T Sumertha (Italian)



Years 9 and 10

Students can elect to study a language, either Italian or French. At the completion of the elective language course, students will have the skills to communicate with proficiency in the areas of general interest to teenagers. They will also have an enriched cultural knowledge, which will have made them more accepting of diversity and more aware of their place in the international community. During Year 10, students of Italian will also have the opportunity to travel to Italy on a study trip.

Years 11 and 12

In the senior years Italian and French are offered at both the 2 Unit Beginner and 2 Unit Continuers Levels. Students are encouraged to participate in language workshops and are also afforded the opportunity to travel to either Italy or France on study trips to these countries in joint school overseas programs.