Modern Languages

At Townsville Grammar School, the study of Modern Languages focuses on the communicative function of the languages in a cultural context.

Effective participation in foreign language courses offers students the potential to acquire knowledge and skills to communicate at a basic level in a foreign language, and to extend an understanding of the diversity of linguistic and cultural differences.

Languages offered at Townsville Grammar School to students from Years 7 to 12 are:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Townsville Grammar School also offers Ab Initio Spanish as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for Year 11 and 12.

Students at Townsville Grammar School begin their Modern Languages studies in Year 7 and are able to continue their language studies through to Year 12.

Students of French, Italian and Japanese participate in regional speech competitions throughout the year, providing an opportunity for individual students to perform in a public forum.

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are offered the opportunity of joining the biennial educational tour to the target country of the language they have chosen to study. For more information about Tours, please click here.

Students at Townsville Grammar School are encouraged to continue their language studies in Years 10, 11 and 12 because of the many advantages it offers: enhancing literacy in English, developing culturally sensitive attitudes and tolerance towards other peoples of the world, using a wide variety of text types, familiarisation with the Common Curriculum Elements that underpin the Year 12 QCS Test, accessing opportunities for student exchanges as a school or post-school option and long-term, accessing a lucrative and fulfilling career.

Information on each of the foreign languages offered is contained in the Subject Selection Handbooks.

Contact our Campuses

North Ward Campus
45 Paxton Street
Townsville QLD 4810
(07) 4722 4900

Annandale Campus
1 Brazier Drive
Annandale QLD 4814
(07) 4412 4800

North Shore Campus
Erskine Place
Burdell QLD 4818
(07) 4412 6600


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