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Konnichiwa! Hello!          
 
My name is Amy Fulwood and I teach Freshwater State School students from Year 3 to 6 Japanese.  (All Queensland state school students are required to study a Language in Years 5,6, 7 and 8.) The Australian Curriculum states “Through learning languages, students acquire: communication skills in the language being learnt, an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in communication and a capability for reflection on language use and language learning.”  (2015 ACARA Languages document)
The aim of the Language program at Freshwater State School is to inspire and enable students to achieve the highest possible level of communication in Japanese language. In this way, this program helps achieve part of the central purpose of schooling; that students’ will be able to engage confidently with other cultures at home and abroad’. (2010 Queensland State Education)
I ask you to encourage your child/children to keep you up to date with what they have been learning in Language lessons throughout the year. Regular cultural notes and other important messages are included in the school newsletter. Please contact me through the school if you have any questions regarding the Language program. I hope your child enjoys his or her Language learning at Freshwater State School.
Sayounara! Goodbye!
 
YEAR 3 Language (Japanese)
 
Students in Year 3 will receive a 30 minute lesson of Japanese each week this year.  This lesson is conducted in the classroom.  
Students with a Japanese speaking background are also catered for through the Japanese Language Peer (JLP) Program.  Units of work covered throughout the year include “Let’s Start Learning Japanese” and “Things I Like and Dislike” where students will learn various language, functions and cultural knowledge based around these topics.
Throughout these modules there will be several things assessed including the student’s ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese.  Cultural knowledge related to the topic will also be assessed.  Students will receive a mark on their report card for each unit of work covered in the semester.
YEAR 4 Language (Japanese)
 
 
Students in Year 4 will receive a one hour lesson of Japanese each week this year.  This lesson is conducted in the classroom.  
Students with a Japanese speaking background are also catered for through the Japanese Language Peer (JLP) Program. 
Units of work covered throughout the year include “Who am I?”, “Pokemon – I Choose You!”, “Japanese Sports” and “My House” where students will learn various language, functions and cultural knowledge based around these topics.
Throughout these modules there will be several things assessed including the student’s ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese.  Cultural knowledge related to the topic will also be assessed.  Students will receive a mark on their report card for each unit of work covered in the semester.
YEAR 5 Language (Japanese)
 
Students in Year 5 will receive a 1 hour lesson of Japanese each week.  This lesson is conducted in the classroom.  
Students with a Japanese speaking background are also catered for through the Japanese Language Peer (JLP) Program. 
The units of work covered throughout the year include “My Big Family”, “Momotaro – The Peach Boy”, “My School, Your School” and “Mini Chef” where students will learn various language, functions and cultural knowledge based around these topics.
Throughout the module there will be several things assessed including the student’s ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese.  Cultural knowledge related to the topic will also be assessed.  Students will receive a mark on their report card for each unit of work covered in the semester.
YEAR 6 Language (Japanese)
 
 
Students in Year 6 will receive a 1 hour lesson of Japanese each week.  This lesson is conducted in the classroom.  
Students with a Japanese speaking background are also catered for through the Japanese Language Peer (JLP) Program. 
Units of work covered throughout the year include “Seasons Around the World”, “The Wildlife Park”, “Famous Places in Japan” and “Getting Ready for Highschool” where students will learn various language, functions and cultural knowledge based around these topics.
Throughout these modules there will be several things assessed including the students ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese. Cultural knowledge related to the topic will also be assessed. Students will receive a mark on their report card for each unit of work covered in the semester
 
Why learn another language?
• Personal growth
• Ethnic heritage
• Interest and fun
• Academic improvement
• Higher education requirement
• Career opportunities
• National interest
• Travel
• Cultural understanding
• Communication