International Languages


Japanese language courses explore oral and written language and culture. Students learn Hiragana and Katakana leading to further study at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 in the senior school.


Chinese teaches oral and written language and explores the Chinese culture. Senior students have experienced a high level of success in international competitions.


French is offered at an introductory level at Year 9 through to Year 13 Scholarship. Students acquire the language through games, songs, role play, technology, collaboration and discussions. Cultural projects such as cooking and sampling French cuisine and the study of French movies are integrated into the course.


Students of Spanish at Northcote College start a wonderful experience and immerse themselves in a range of opportunities to discover a new world. ¡Bienvenidos!