Japanese Program - Languages Other Than English
The Japanese language program is designed to provide students with communication skills in Japanese, including an understanding of the Japanese language itself and how Japanese culture interrelates with language in communication.
Students will have the opportunity to speak, listen, read and write Japanese in classes from Years 3-6, through songs, stories, practical tasks, role play of authentic situations, presentations and the integration of technology.
As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, the need to negotiate meanings across cultures and languages is becoming a necessity. Language learning not only offers opportunities for communication, but also an appreciation of diversity and beliefs. In addition, students develop an understanding of their own identity, culture and values. Language learning also strengthens thinking skills and may expand students’ horizons by providing social, personal and employment opportunities