Learning & Teaching


The Mandarin language program at St Francis Xavier is developed in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum guidelines, students’ interests and familiar content.

Students are exposed to oral and written language developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Mandarin. The program is varied using songs, drama, poetry, ICT, games, arts, and crafts. 

The language program develops skills in:
• Communicating in a language other than English
• Intercultural knowledge – celebrations of festivals and culture
• Tolerance, acceptance and celebration of other cultures
• Language awareness – students become more aware of the structure of their own language and grammar

All students from Prep to Year 6 participate in a 40 minute class once a week.