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In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

At Bulli High School students have the opportunity to study the French language. Through the study of a foreign language, students enhance literacy levels in their first language and enhance their skills as learners.


All Year 8 Students at Bulli High School complete a mandatory 100 hours of study of French language. Students are encouraged to develop the skills to introduce themselves in French and to understand basic information in both spoken and written form. They also develop an understanding of French culture by reflecting on the similarities and differences between their own culture and the culture of French speaking countries. 


Course Content

In Stage 5 the study of French provides students with a deeper understanding of French language and culture. Students learn a range of French language skills and features to enable them to communicate confidently in both oral and written forms. This  knowledge and understanding will equip them to successfully participate in the global community. 


French Beginners - 2 Unit NESA Developed Course (ATAR)

This course focuses on the language and culture of Francophone countries. It starts with French basics making it achievable for those who have little or no prior knowledge of French. 

Students learn to speak, read, write and listen to French passages and to deduce meaning from a broad range of French texts. 

Students who studied French in Stage 5 cannot study this course. 

French Continuers - 2 Unit NESA Developed Course (ATAR)

The course allows students with a prior knowledge of French to strengthen and broaden their skills. 


Students selecting the French Continuers course must have studied French in Years 9 and 10. The courses focuses on relating to family, relationships and society. Students continue to enhance their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through a range of texts.


FRENCH - A Passport to the World

Local excursions and incursions provide opportunities for Bulli High School students to test their acquired skills and enhance their understanding of the French people and culture in an authentic environment. The "Little Snail" French restaurant excursion and Crepe Day are very popular annual activities. 

"LANGUAGE PERFECT" - Web-based Learning 

Bulli High School Language students have the opportunity to subscribe to "Language Perfect" a web-based language learning platform. This resource is a key component of both Stage 5 French and Stage 6 French Beginners and Continuers courses. "Language Perfect" allowing them to practice and enhance their language learning skills. The resource is accessible at both home and school.