*HEAD OF FACULTY: MISS L CUMBERLAND*
Learning a new language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring ones own personal world. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, national, and human identities. Learning a language provides students with the cognitive tools and strategies to learn further languages and to increase their understanding of their own language(s) and culture(s).
As part of university programmes student are often able to complete 6 months or a year of study at universities in the country of the language study and have it accredited as part of their degree. NCEA Level 3 Language study is often a prerequisite to apply for these opportunities.