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Languages other than English ( LOTE)


Spanish Noongar

In Languages (LOTE) students learn how to communicate appropriately in languages other than English. All languages have their own particular features and underlying cultural understandings that shape communication.  It is important that we provide our students with the opportunities to experience second langauge learning and that we promote the love of learning about other cultures.

At Roseworth we offer opportunities for students to learn Spanish from years three to seven and experience a Noongar Aboriginal Languages program in years one and two.

(LOTE) provides students with opportunities to:

  • communicate and interact effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds
  • develop literacy skills through identifying similarities and differences between English and other languages
  • enhance their critical literacy skills by providing different text types to explore and the means to understand them
  • develop their intercultural language skills through examination of, and reflection on, their own language(s) and culture(s) and those of other societies
  • enhance their self esteem by valuing and acknowledging the importance of other languages
  • acquire foundation knowledge and practical skills that are essential for further language studies.

We have two specialist LOTE teachers, Senora Blasco (Spanish) and Ms Foley (Noongar).  Senora Balsco is a native Spanish speaker and Mrs Foley is our Aboriginal Islander Officer who is a Noongar Yamatji woman.  Both Senora Blasco and Ms Foley are passionate about their LOTE teaching role and bring to our school exciting and interesting learning experiences for our students.  

LOTE classes are valued highly by the school and our students enjoy the opportunity to develop their skills and understandings in our two LOTE programs.