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View curated digital resources that gather together Asia-related web links relevant to year-level content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: Languages – Japanese.



Japanese language learning sequences

How is the Australian Curriculum: Languages – Japanese structured? 

A key aspect of the Japanese language curriculum involves understanding the cultural dimension that shapes and is shaped by Japanese language. The curriculum is designed with an intercultural language learning orientation to enable students to participate meaningfully in intercultural experiences, to develop new ways of seeing and being in the world, and to understand more about themselves in the process.

The Australian Curriculum: Languages – Japanese is pitched for the majority of the cohort of learners of Japanese for whom Japanese is an additional language (referred to in the Australian Curriculum as second language learners).

The curriculum has been developed according to two main learning sequences for these learners:

From the Australian Curriculum F−10 Languages:  Japanese.

Illustrations of practice

  • Watch a Japanese teacher at Davidson High School (NSW) use ICT in her classroom to engage students, this model is then used for school-based professional learning for other teachers.
  • View the Japanese teacher at St Patrick's College Ballarat (VIC) use a range of ICT with her students to individualise student learning. Colleagues are supported to create a culture of learning in their classrooms that fosters an interest in and engagement with languages and encourages students to accept responsibility for their own learning.
  • See how the Japanese teacher at Gungahlin College (ACT) caters for students at different year levels and with different abilities and backgrounds.
  • Read how Taranganba and Emu Park schools (QLD) are using ICT to engage students with Asia.

Acknowledgements

Images: AEF

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