Students learn about the rhythm of Japanese focusing on haku (mora). In activities using their hands, feet drums etc. students become familiar with the pronunciation of Japanese words.
Food Kana Listening Speaking Traditions
Students get to know about rakugo by answering a rakugo quiz and watching a YouTube video of Katsura Sunshine, a foreign-born professional rakugo storyteller. Senior students can also create their own rakugo story, and gain inspiration for their language learning by listening to Katsura Sunshine talking about his language learning experiences in Japanese.
Integrated_curriculum Listening Traditions Skits Speaking
The Japanese Collection at the Art Gallery is used as a stimulus for students to learn about Japanese culture and also read and create Japanese texts.
Traditions House Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Writing
Students are introduced to and learn about sumo through key words and phrases presented in a number of games and activities.
Games Traditions Primary Listening Reading
: Students work in teams to be the first to determine the room of the house described by the teacher. The teacher reads clues from the list provided.
Games House Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking Writing
Students form teams to answer questions about a Japanese house. They choose the room they wish to answer a question on and points are awarded if they answer correctly.
Games House Traditions Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking