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Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Translate words and familiar phrases used in everyday situations from Japanese into English and vice versa, noticing how some words are shared between Japanese and English

[Key concepts: meaning, translation, explanation; Key processes: translating, demonstrating, interpreting]

 (ACLJAC116)

Elaborations
  • explaining to others the meaning and use of simple expressions such as greetings that are used for different times and occasions, for example, おはようございます、いただきます
  • using classroom resources such as word banks, visual and online dictionaries, word lists and pictures to translate the meaning of single words and common expressions
  • identifying Japanese expressions and practices that do not translate readily into English, for example, きもの、おべんとう、せんせい、~さん、~くん, using two hands for giving and receiving and まる/ばつ (○×)
  • finding examples of Japanese words used in English, for example, ‘sushi’, ‘karate’, ‘origami’, and explaining what they mean
  • identifying key words in children’s stories or songs, for example, むかしむかし、おわり, and providing English translations or explanations of meaning
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Translation (Language),  Japanese language

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My design: talking cat [Japanese]

Design a car that speaks in Japanese. Select items in Japanese to choose your cat's mood, size, position and colour. Then choose a voice and background picture for your cat. Decide on a name that suits your talking cat. Finally, add a message in Japanese about your cat. You can change your design as many times as you like. ...

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CanUHanyu: play and practise Chinese

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Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as こ and い. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Match it: matching hiragana B

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences such as ね and れ. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Dressing up [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan to school, skiing or a lantern festival. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Dressing up: lantern festival [Japanese]

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Dressing up: skiing [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for skiing. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Number trains: 10-400 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in Japanese. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and Japanese number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after さんびゃくろくじゅう. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase ...

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Number trains: 1-10 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers from 1 to 10 to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as hiragana number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Dressing up: school [Japanese]

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Flip and match: matching hiragana A

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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