Kon'nichiwa, soshite kangei watashitachi nihonjin no kyōshitsu eHello, and welcome to our Japanese classroom. All Year 9 students are encouraged to take a language this year and some of them will do two. Newlands College offers Japanese, French, Te Reo Maori, and German in Year 9. Learning a language not only teaches you how to communicate, but also the history and culture of another country. I have attached a great video below which outlines the reasons learning a language is so popular, and shows why we value the languages department at Newlands College. Many thanks to Bailey in 9CN for the great photos and Mr Skinner for showing off his classroom.