Japanese is an additional subject area that all students K-6 study at Maria Regina.

Students learn about Japanese culture and language through the key learning areas of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

We encourage a positive attitude towards learning a language. This provides an opportunity for students to become more accepting of diversity and develop skills to be competent language learners in years to come. Learning a language during Primary school has aided to developing pronunciation in Japanese.

Through our Japanese program students learn to:

  • Use their language skills in real life situations
  • Develop a cultural awareness of Japan
  • Participate in a variety of cultural activities including origami, calligraphy, dressing up in traditional Japanese clothing, tasting Japanese food and sports
  • Read Japanese Hiragana characters
  • Write Japanese Hiragana characters
  • Speak Japanese
  • Listen to Japanese
  • Learn the Japanese syntax to create their own sentences
  • Learn about Japanese cultural festivals and practices
  • Learn about life in Japan
  • Introduce themselves in Japanese and ask questions about others

A Japanese school visited us from Tomeikan.  Click here to view.

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