We also offer a range of cultural tours, exchanges and hosting opportunities for students to build new skills and cultural awareness, as well as a range of extension opportunities for high achieving students.
In Junior School, students learn Japanese from Prep-Year 4, and then French in Years 5 and 6, in order for students to trial learning different languages.
Students in Year 7 study two languages, selecting from French, Chinese, Japanese, or they can participate in French Immersion. Students then refine which language they would like to continue from year 8 until the end of Year 10, and also opt to study Spanish in Middle School.
As part of the Year 9 Languages curriculum, students concurrently complete a VET Certificate II in Applied Language in their chosen second language, with completion in Year 10. This initiative has seen the introduction to much more practical, ‘real life’ language learning with excellent student response, as well as the students gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
In Senior School, students are able to continue studying their languages in either VCE or IB.
In 2018, MLC became the first school in the world to integrate VR-based language technology software, ImmerseMe. The pioneering software simulates authentic conversation scenarios that students interact with on their laptops using voice recognition technology.
This software has been designed to improve students' conversational skills, by moving away from traditional rote language learning, as well as ongoing enthusiasm. As a result, a high proportion of our students continue their language studies into VCE and IB.
Learn more about ImmerseMe in the video below:
Please note: subjects listed is to be used as a guide and subject offerings may vary per year. Please confirm with Admissions for specific subjects.