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
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:
How are you?
Hai, genki desu
Nan sai desuka?
How old are you?
Watashi wa ... desu. (girls)
Boku wa ... desu. (boys)
My name is .............