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Learning objects Kite kit: flying [Japanese] [Windows version]

TLF ID L1220

Fly 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 about places, including cultural features in Japan.
  • Students recognise and apply Japanese words and phrases associated with compass directions, wind speed and height.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to identify the language for a range of locations in Japan: the countryside, by a river and a school.
  • Exposes students to words and phrases associated with compass directions, wind speed and height.
  • Features a kite-flying display mode allowing students to fly their kite in the three different locations, and apply different compass directions, wind speeds and altitudes.
  • Demonstrates the interpretation of language through tone and gestures.
  • Gives all instructions and feedback in the target language.
  • 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

2; 3; 4

Learning area
  • Languages Other Than English
  • Languages/Communicating
  • Languages/Understanding (Language)
  • Languages/Reciprocating
    • 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
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 7.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 2.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 2.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: XP
    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