Programs - LOTE
The Grade 3-6 students at Selby learn to communicate in Japanese and to explore Japanese culture every week.
Learning languages is not only fun and exciting for students, but also very beneficial. Students can improve their own literacy skills when they learn four vital skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in another language.
We provide our students an authentic and inspiring Japanese program using a range of language activities.
Those activities are carefully prepared based on building up their language skills, as well as stimulating their cultural awareness.
Students enjoy learning the language through songs, rhythm, Japanese literature, actions, role-plays, hands-on, projects, cooking and using ICT.
Here are some photos of children enjoying making and tasting their “‚¨‚Þ‚·‚Ñ- Rice balls”
Japanese Program for Term 3
Our senior students started off the Japanese program this term with celebrating the Japanese tradition ‘Tanabata -Star Festival (July 7th)’. Students have learnt about the history and practice of this festival. After that, they wrote up their wish paper and made paper decorations to hang on to the bamboo branches.
The topic for Term 3 will be ‘Hachiko’. Hachiko was a well-known dog in Japan, which tells a beautiful story about the relationship between a man (Hachiko’s owner) and Hachiko the dog (it is a little bit like ‘The Red Dog’ in Australia). Through this topic students will focus on reading/writing Hiragana characters using the simplified picture book, vocabulary cards and Hiragana chart to help with reading/writing characters and simple sentences. As part of the activities they will be making a simple puppet ‘Dog’ to reinforce the learnt words. This story will help children understand the culture and values of Japan.