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Languages online: memory game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive memory game in which a player must find up to six matching pairs of cards arranged in two rows. Students can create text, pictures or sounds on each row of cards. They can customise the look and sound of the game. Also included are five files for students and teachers ...

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Languages online: Tetris game maker

This resource is a tool students can use to make their own Tetris computer game in which a player must correctly respond to a clue that appears after every fourth falling block. Clues can be text, pictures or audio. If the answer is correct, the game continues. If it is incorrect, a 'bomb' falls through the game space, ...

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Languages online: matching game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive matching game. In this game there are two columns, each containing six lines. To complete the game a player must drag lines to connect matching sets of text in each column. The game designer can type in their own text or include voice recordings in each column. Included ...

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Impact of Web 2.0 technologies in Asian LOTE classrooms: ICT professional development project

This online PDF resource is an evaluation report of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) ICT Professional Development Project (ICTPD). This cross-sectoral research project, led by DEECD, trialled the use of Web 2.0 and other forms of ICT in LOTE classrooms for Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese ...

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Language Learning Space

This is a website to support teachers and students of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese languages in Australian schools. The section for teachers includes professional learning modules, links to relevant networks and access to resources. It provides teachers with thirty curated learning challenges per language, and gives ...

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Go Nihongo!

This resource is a series of videos with supporting activities for learners of Japanese across Stages 3-6.

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Japanese]

Look through a photo album showing life in Japan. See photos such as shops around Shinjuku, cooking at home and teenagers playing computer games. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning object ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex 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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Manga professional: don't do that 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a family car trip with an exciting finish. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a brother and sister ...

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Manga professional: be careful 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a skiing 'trip'. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about young samurai fighters in origami hats. This ...

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Manga professional: an important day 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a postman's surprise. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a birthday party with a messy ending. This ...

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Kanji whiz

Explore the structures of kanji on balloons, kites or hanetsuki (shuttlecocks). Match structures to simple or compound kanji choosing from three, six or ten structures. Identify the structures correctly to earn points. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Try ...

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Matching kanji

Explore sets of kanji that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as 日, 貝, 月 and 目. Pair up kanji that match exactly. Notice that when kanji look alike they sometimes have related meanings. Spot the subtle differences in strokes that form the different kanji. Build your knowledge of kanji by ...

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Quirky comics: Yane no ue no uchuujin: level 1 [Japanese]

Follow a story in Japanese in which one person’s description of a strange apparition on a roof is misinterpreted by a listener as he tries to describe it to his brother. The story gets wilder and wilder. Can you work it out? Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding ...

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Quirky comics: Yane no ue no uchuujin: level 2 [Japanese]

Follow a story in Japanese in which one person’s description of a strange apparition on a roof is misinterpreted by a listener as he tries to describe it to his brother. The story gets wilder and wilder. Can you work it out? Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding ...

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Quirky comics: Yane no ue no uchuujin: level 3 [Japanese]

Follow a story in Japanese in which one person’s description of a strange apparition on a roof is misinterpreted by a listener as he tries to describe it to his brother. The story gets wilder and wilder. Can you work it out? Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding ...

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Quirky comics: Tomoko san, oboete imasu ka: level 1 [Japanese]

Watch and listen to a TV interview in Japanese in which an interviewer describes events that do not seem to match the interviewee’s experiences. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Tomoko san, oboete imasu ka: level 2 [Japanese]

Watch and listen to a TV interview in Japanese in which an interviewer describes events that do not seem to match the interviewee’s experiences. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Tomoko san, oboete imasu ka: level 3 [Japanese]

Watch and listen to a TV interview in Japanese in which an interviewer describes events that do not seem to match the interviewee’s experiences. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Hokenshitsu: level 2 [Japanese]

Read and listen to a story in Japanese about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.