Languages is designed to enable all students in Australia to learn a language in addition to English. Languages recognises that students bring their own linguistic and cultural background to their learning, whether this is English or the target language or various combinations of languages. The organisation of the curriculum addresses learner background in the target language by providing a number of pathways and entry points of study to cater for background language learners, first language learners and second language learners. The Languages curricula in Years 7–10 provide opportunities for ongoing additional language study for those students who commenced in primary school as well as the opportunity to commence the study of an additional language in French, Japanese or Italian.