Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Create bilingual texts and learning resources such as displays, websites, posters, picture books, games, word banks and menus

[Key concepts: bilingualism, learning resources, translation; Key processes: classifying, glossing, annotating, composing]


  • creating shared bilingual learning resources such as print or digital word banks or glossaries of Japanese and English expressions used in formal and informal everyday interactions
  • performing a role-play or skit for an audience, using Japanese for the performance and English for supporting explanations
  • using dictionaries and electronic translation tools to compose bilingual texts such as captions, menus, posters or invitations, comparing results and identifying how bilingual texts support intercultural communication
  • creating bilingual texts for the classroom or school community, for example, invitations to attend class or school assembly performances, posters advertising Languages Day
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

Bilingual texts,  Japanese language

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