Stage 2

Australian Languages — First Language Stage 2

The study of Australian Languages — First Language values and strengthens students’ linguistic and cultural knowledge, skills, and understanding. It allows for school learning which is more reflective of and consistent with students’ lifeworlds, and therefore more responsive to their individual needs as learners.

Stage 2 Australian Languages — First Language consists of the following focus areas:

  • self: exploring identity in the context of family, community and the wider world
  • family: engaging resources of kinship to develop identity and understanding
  • community: engaging resources of community and country to develop identity and understandings
  • Australia and the wider world: celebrating and embracing the cultures and languages of home communities in order to consider the future through a broader global perspective.

For general information about Stage 2 subjects, see Teaching Stage 2.

For workshops, PLATO courses, and Stage 2 assessment panels, see Professional learning.