Dear OPPS Parents and Carers,
The Japanese Language program at OPPS is designed for students to learn Japanese by building their communication skills and expanding their intercultural awareness and understanding.
The aim is to engage students in various different methods throughout their learning of the language from Foundation to Grade 6. This includes; games, songs, videos, team building activities, puzzles and apps with a focus on the four essential skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Students are encouraged to build upon their vocabulary and grammatical knowledge throughout their 7 years of language learning. They continue to use the language in context, with relevant realia, and apply their understanding of the three different alphabets used; Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
The program is structured in a way that enables the language to be taught explicitly through the use of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria and assessed through Feedback and Reflection.
Japanese Program Co-ordinator