Specialist Programs

LOTE – Japanese

Students at Norris Bank Primary School learn Japanese as a LOTE (Language Other Than English). They study Japanese language as well as its culture through various activities, games and songs.

Level 1

• Exchange simple greetings
• Counting
• Name colours, animals and people in family
• Folk tales
• Cultural activities

Level 2

• Exchange simple greetings
• Respond to simple spoken instructions
• Name colours, shapes, parts of body and clothing
• Folk tales
• Cultural activities

Level 3

• Exchange simple greetings
• Counting (extension)
• Name sport, around the house, seasons and food
• Learn Japanese writing system (Hiragana)
• Cultural activities

Level 4

• Make statements about self
• Exchange simple conversations
• Cultural projects
• Learn Japanese writing system (Hiragana and Katakana)

Whole school activity – Japanese Festival in Term 4