Studying languages opens a world for students to explore and engage with different cultures and their languages. The basic aim of the course is to develop communicative skills so that by the end of Year 8 students will be able to use and understand simple Japanese in everyday situations. This aim encompasses the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is also placed on gaining knowledge of historical and cultural aspects of the Japanese people and their language. Learning more about Japanese culture continues in the lunchtime Japanese Club, which is open to all interested students to attend.
Year 8 Japanese for the full year (mandatory 100 hours)
Mr Luke Dilonardo – Japanese Club co-ordinator