Colonel Light Gardens Primary School

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Japanese

KONNICHIWA!

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:

  • Songs
  • Games
  • 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.

     

    a lesson with Oka Sensei

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:

Konnichiwa

Hello

Sayonara

Goodbye

Arigatou

Thank you

Sensei

Teacher

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 ...................... .

Arigatou! :)