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Japanese / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on the experience of learning and using Japanese, and identify how language reflects cultural practices and norms

[Key concepts: language, culture, similarity and difference, values; Key processes: identifying, analysing, comparing, reflecting]


  • identifying frequently used Japanese phrases and behaviours in everyday social exchanges that reflect cultural traditions or values that appear different to their own, for example, おてがみ ありがとう ございます。いらっしゃいませ。
  • comparing their own and one another’s reactions to the experience of learning Japanese, and considering whether their attitudes or understandings have changed in relation to cultural diversity and intercultural experience
  • reflecting on the experience of using Japanese language, gestures and body language, and considering how their responses reflect their own attitudes and experience
  • noticing aspects of communication and cultural expression represented in Japanese stories, songs or audio/visual media, responding to teacher prompts such as ‘What do you see?’ ‘What do you notice about …?’ ‘Why do you think …?’ ‘How is this similar/different to …?’
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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