Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Notice and describe some ways in which Japanese language and communicative behaviour are similar or different to own language(s) and cultural forms of expression

[Key concepts: language, culture, similarity and difference, respect; Key processes: noticing, comparing, considering]


  • comparing Japanese ways of showing respect and being polite with how this is done in their own language(s), for example, by using titles such as Sensei, bowing, and accepting objects with both hands
  • comparing aspects of Australian and Japanese children’s lifestyles, such as ways of playing games じゃんけん、eating food (using chopsticks and formulaic language) or addressing family members and friends
  • experimenting with using Japanese in spontaneous interactions, for example, いたい、 すごい、 ぺこぺこ、がんばれ,、noticing any changes in the use of voice or body language and communicating how this feels
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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