Knowledge of a foreign language can open doors to a wide range of employment opportunities in areas of business, teaching, government, tourism, travel, hospitality, translating and interpreting, automotive, medicine, engineering and journalism. Regardless of the level of competence attained, there are benefits to be gained from learning a language, such as:

  • Enhancing literacy skills of learners
  • Building confidence and resilience
  • Encouraging cultural awareness, tolerance and understanding
  • Teaching students to be thinkers and problem-solvers
  • Enhancing future job opportunities as well as expanding life opportunities and experiences

Lowanna College offers three languages through to VCE:

  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Chinese

A key advantage of studying a language through to VCE is that it adds bonus points to a student’s overall Year 12 score. Students studying a language also have the opportunity to participate in excursions (locally and in the metropolitan area), exchanges and overseas trips.

“Language skills and cultural sensitivity will be the new currency of the coming world order and provide the keys to participation in a global economy.”

General Peter Cosgrove