Learning Japanese at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School is both a language learning and cultural experience.
Students learn Japanese and about Japan through a variety of activities such as:
- Interactive Whiteboard activities
- Speaking activities (individual and group)
- Listening activities
- Written work in the scripts of Hiragana, Romaji and basic Kanji
- Exploring Japanese culture i.e. real objects, photos, DVDs, CDs and Internet.
Each year level grouping has a focus topic for each term as well as regular focus activities on the script of Hiragana. (Hiragana is 1 of the 3 alphabets used in Japanese and has 46 characters)
Some basic Japanese vocabulary for home:
|Ogenki desuka?||How are you?|
|Hai, genki desu||I'm well.|
|Nan sai desuka?||How old are you?|
|Watashi wa ........... desu. (girls)
Boku wa ........... desu. (boys)
|My name is ...................... .|