Students at Freshwater State School receive Japanese lessons from Year 1 to 6. It is compulsory for all Queensland state school students 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."
Students cover a module each term and are assessed on their ability to read, write, speak and listen in Japanese. Cultural knowledge related to the topic is also assessed. Students with a Japanese speaking background are also catered for through the Japanese Language Peer (JLP) Program.
Parents are encouraged to ask their child/children to keep them 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 and Facebook page. Please contact the Language teacher through the school office if you have any questions regarding the Language program. We hope your child enjoys his or her Language learning at Freshwater State School.