LOTE: Japanese

Welcome to the Selby Japanese Program. At Selby Primary School, all students from Foundation to Grade 6 learn to communicate in Japanese and to explore Japanese culture every week.

Japanese lessons for Junior School students (Prep-Grade 2) focus on fun and participation. Children are introduced to new language through songs, gestures, games, picture books and videos. We also focus on Japanese culture and customs by comparing and contrasting Japan and Australia.

For Senior School students (Year 3-6), we use a “Communicative” approach to language learning. Our focus is on authentic, meaningful oral language activities. We also have a range of hands-on cultural activities such as annual Japanese Day, Origami, cooking and puppet making.

Our Japanese Program is carefully prepared based on building up student’s language skills, as well as stimulating their cultural awareness.