Stage 4 Japanese
Students begin learning Japanese with an introduction to the language and a focus on speaking, reading, writing and listening to Japanese. This includes talking about themselves, their age, their phone number, their nationality and where they live. Students develop thinking skills by understanding Japanese-specific communication skills, learning languages as a system, and exploring the relationship between language and culture. Units of study include Japanese Food and Drink, Places in Japan, Japanese Religion, Folklore, Mythology and Japanese Art, Culture, and Traditions. Students can also experience a variety of hands-on activities, which include making sushi, playing traditional Japanese sports, creating Japanese art and a Japanese cultural-themed excursion.