In the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Learning Area, students learn to communicate effectively in languages other than English. They gain an understanding of other societies, the ability to interact with people and cultures other than their own and practical skills which they can use in future social, cultural and vocational areas. Through LOTE, students are also able to further develop their skills and understandings in English and of literacy in general.
At Kalamunda the studying of LOTE is compulsory for Years 7 and 8. It is then an elective subject from Year 9 onwards where students complete studies at a Certificate in Applied Languages level.
We are fortunate to have 3 languages offered in our school, namely Japanese, Italian and Indonesian. These courses are delivered by enthusiastic and experienced staff.
Japanese Exchange program
Kalamunda has a long standing sister school relationship with Kobe Gakuin University High School in the Hyogo prefecture in Japan. Each year students from one of these areas visit our school for a 2 week cultural exchange program in July. Families of students studying Japanese, have the opportunity to host these students.
We also organize trips to Japan, Italy and Malaysia every 2 to 3 years.