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Learning objects Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Japanese] [Windows version]

TLF ID L1219

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple 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. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students learn language around “I want…” and interpret language via tone and gestures.
  • Students recognise and apply Japanese words and phrases associated with shape, size, colour, symbols and kite parts.
Educational value
  • Introduces simple adjectives for describing size, shape and four colours.
  • Provides opportunities to follow simple instructions in the target language.
  • Provides opportunities to relate images and characters to colours, shapes and symbols.
  • Demonstrates the interpretation of language through tone and gestures.
  • Gives all instructions and feedback in the target language.
  • Features a kite-flying display mode allowing students to fly their kite in three different locations, and in different compass directions, wind speeds and altitudes.
  • Includes authentic photographic images of the Japanese countryside, a river and a school.
  • Provides an option to print a kite-flying scene in Japan, including a kite built and positioned by the student.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Understanding culture
  • Languages other than english/Symbols
  • Languages other than english/Places
  • Languages other than english/Physical appearance
  • Languages other than english/Activities
  • Languages other than english/Colour
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Instructions
  • Languages other than english/Japanese
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Comprehension Activity;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Xiangyang Chen
  • Address: McKellar ACT 2617 Australia
  • Script writer
  • Name: Tracey Ann Jones
  • Organisation: insomnia communications
  • Address: Claremont WA 6010 Australia
  • URL:
  • Script writer
  • Name: Russell Darnley
  • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
  • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
  • URL:
  • Subject matter expert
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Correct operation of this content requires Microsoft East Asian language fonts to be installed on the user's computer. For installation notes, refer to Microsoft Windows 'Help'.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.