The study of Japanese is an important tool of communication and an essential part of understanding Australia’s place in the world. Studying Japanese provides students with the opportunity to gain an international perspective by developing a cultural understanding through language acquisition. Students are exposed to a range of authentic experiences; participating in cultural exchanges through hosting or interacting with Japanese study tours; in class activities; and attending excursions/incursions. They will develop their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through learning to connect with others in Japanese and recognizing the sounds/sights of the Japanese language.
Students will develop communication skills in written, listening and spoken formats.
Topics may include
Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji writing systems
greetings and introductions
self and family
eating and drinking
Students are assessed against the Japanese Australian Curriculum achievement standards:
receptive modes: listening, speaking, reading and writing
productive modes: listening, speaking, reading and writing