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Languages Other Than English - LOTE

 

Students in Years 5 and 6 study Japanese language, and engage in comprehending (listening, reading and sociocultural understanding) and composing (speaking, writing and sociocultural understanding) activities.

Japanese offers an opportunity for learners to study a unique language that uses different scripts and characters –

 

Throughout the school year, students discover how Japanese language deeply reflects the complexity and cultural heritage of Japanese society through some of the following units:

What's for Lunch? - language and cultural practices related to food and school lunches in Japan and Australia.

Let's Go Shopping - language and cultural practices related to shops and purchasing goods in Japan and Australia.

There's No Place Like Home - language and cultural practices related to houses in Japan and Australia.

Greetings from Oz - language and cultural practices related to greetings and self-introductions in Japan and Australia.

Me and My Family - language and cultural practices related to members of a family unit in Japan and Australia.

Things We Like to Do - language and cultural practices related to hobbies and spare time activities in Japan and Australia. 

Why Learn Japanese?

By studying another language, you may:

•gain access to other peoples, ideas and ways of thinking;

 

  

•become interested in and respectful of other cultures;

 

 

•develop social and cognitive skills that will help you in other areas of the curriculum;

 

•and, possibly improve future employment opportunities.