The VCE Modern Languages group comprises the following studies:
Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Chin Hakha, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish and Yiddish.
Enrolment into VCE Modern Languages at Units 3 and 4 requires students to declare their status as either a First Language Learner or a Second Language Learner. Students will need to complete the Declaration for enrolment in VCE Modern Languages Units 3 and 4 form and submit this to their home school.
A student will be considered a Second Language Learner if they have had less than seven years of education in a school where the language is the main language of instruction.
All students will follow the same curriculum and sit the same examinations.
The VCAA will use the two language learner categories in the study score calculation process for VCE Modern Languages.
For each applicable study, study scores will be calculated based on Second Language Learners. The outcomes from these calculations will then be applied to all students. This process maintains the rank order of all students within the study but ensures that the study scores of Second Language Learners are not impacted by First Language Learners.
Home schools are required to record on VASS whether students are First or Second Language Learners in the language of study.
VCE Modern Languages Information for Schools (docx - 84.3kb)
Information for schools including a description of the VCE Modern Languages enrolment process, advice for certifying principals and Question and Answers for teachers and educators is available.
VCE Modern Languages Information for Students (docx - 79.22kb)
Access information for students on completing the VCE Modern Languages Student Declaration form, understanding their status as a First or Second Language Learner and further Question and Answers.
Download the VCE Modern Languages Student Declaration form (pdf - 58.01kb)
Declaration for enrolment in VCE Modern Languages Units 3 and 4 in 2021