Japanese is taught at Yokine PS for Years 3 to 6.
Yokine Primary school runs a Japanese Program for Years 3-6. All students receive a 60 minute lesson on Monday or Tuesday. The Japanese Language Teacher is Andrea Kurasho, and she has lived in Japan for 10 years.
Students will have the opportunity to speak, listen, read and write Japanese, through songs, stories, practical tasks, role play of authentic situations, contact with visiting Japanese exchange students, presentations and the integration of technology.
The Japanese language program is designed to provide students with communication skills in Japanese, including an understanding of the Japanese language itself and how Japanese culture interrelates with language in communication.
As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected, the need to negotiate meanings across cultures and languages is becoming a necessity. Language learning not only offers opportunities for communication, but also an appreciation of diversity and beliefs. In addition, students develop an understanding of their own identity, culture and values. Language learning may also strengthen thinking skills and expand students’ horizons by providing social, personal and employment opportunities.
Japanese is located in the Art Room. Please feel free to drop by after school on Monday, should you wish to know more about the Japanese program, or just to introduce yourself.
For more information on the Japanese Curriculum, please click on the link to Western Australian Curriculum - Languages