Japanese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Create simple print or digital bilingual texts for the classroom environment, such as captions, labels and wall charts

[Key concepts: meaning, vocabulary, bilingualism; Key processes: creating, matching, selecting]


  • performing simple presentations for the school community that involve both Japanese and English language elements, such as a contribution to an assembly performance for Grandparents’ Day
  • creating bilingual wall charts or picture dictionaries with captions, stickers and simple descriptions in English to explain Japanese words and expressions that have particular cultural meaning
  • writing parallel captions in Japanese and English for a photographic display of a class event such as a sports carnival or pets’ day or about a topic such as caring for the school environment
  • creating sets of word cards in English and Japanese and playing matching games such as Memory or Snap
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
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Bilingual texts,  Japanese language

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