Japanese / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in intercultural interactions, identifying and comparing aspects of culture that affect communication and noticing how own culture impacts on language use

[Key concepts: intercultural experience, perspective, insight, self-reflection; Key processes: comparing, analysing, reflecting, choosing]

 (ACLJAC172)

Elaborations
  • recognising the link between language and culture by reflecting on frequently used expressions such as しつれいします、おくれてすみません, and ways in which values and culture are embedded in the language
  • making a list of perceived benefits of learning Japanese and developing an intercultural capacity, for example, access to different perspectives and experiences, and insights into their own language and cultural experience
  • experiencing authentic or virtual interaction with Japanese language and culture, for example, through face-to-face or online interactions with other Japanese speakers through exchanges, excursions, school visits or web-chatting
  • making appropriate language choices for particular social situations in different cultural contexts, for example, using appropriate familial terms to refer to their own or to others’ family members
  • reflecting on how their own cultural etiquette and behaviour may be interpreted when interacting with Japanese people, noticing their own body language and modifying gestures, such as beckoning with the palm facing upwards or downwards, or avoiding eye contact when talking to older people
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  Japanese language

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