Mosman High School

Telephone02 9968 1006


In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

LOTE (Languages other than English)

Mosman High School offers many languages including Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Spanish and French. All languages have classes to the HSC level.

Japanese, Italian, Chinese, and French usually can be studied at Beginners, Continuers and Extension level. Spanish is offered at Beginner level in Year 11.

We strive to make the students’ experience as meaningful as possible by concentrating on current social and cultural material. All students have the opportunity to broaden their Language experience by travelling overseas.

In Japanese and Chinese there is a regular and constant cultural exchange with Japanese and Chinese high school students and French students have in recent years, travelled widely in France. Students in Chinese have travelled to Beijing where we have established links with a sister school, Jingshan, providing students with cultural and language immersion.

Sister Schools

Mosman High has two sister schools which students visit every second year – Jingshan School in Beijing, China, and Semboku High School in Japan. Every other year, their students come to visit Mosman. Our students also visit both Italy and France.