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NSW School of Languages

NSW School of Languages

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Principal's message

Welcome to NSW School of Languages (NSL), the only school in the state to offer the opportunity to study one or more of 12 languages to students in Years 9 to 12 from all education sectors.

We offer over 100 courses in these languages:

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Modern Greek
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Indonesian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Our comprehensive support system for students includes a rich blend of online resources, interactive speaking sessions, virtual meetings, digital forums, email correspondence, and on-site study sessions.

The use of video conferencing ensure that students have close connections with their teachers, despite the fact that they are not in the same physical space.

Our students are drawn from over 460 schools across the greater Sydney metropolitan area and other rural regions across New South Wales.

The school also offers Stage 6 English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) to students in regional government secondary schools.

In the 2023 Higher School Certificate (HSC), 69% of our students achieved results above the state mean and NSW School of Languages students achieved First in State in 11 courses. Fifty-two students were placed in High Achievers List, earning marks placing them in top 5 in the state.

Of the 770 HSC students, 65% of students achieved a mark in the top two bands. Of the students studying an Extension course, 96% of students achieved in the top 2 bands.

The school has written new courses in Canvas for Year 9, 10, Year 11 and 12 Beginners, Continuers and Extension students. These courses represent the latest pedagogy in online learning. Teachers will continue participating in professional learning on language pedagogy, assessment, and working with students with special needs.

Teachers at NSW School of Languages are experts in their language. More than half of the staff assist the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to mark the HSC each year with a significant number involved in the setting or assessment of the examinations. Our teachers present their research and expertise in languages and e-learning to international, state and local conferences.

We hope that you enjoy your association with NSW School of Languages.

Teresa Naso