Learning objects Mystery objects: Jack Grant [Japanese]

TLF ID L1254

Sort out some mixed-up luggage. Examine objects such as chopsticks, a dictionary and a postcard. Explore biographical information about a bus passenger named Jack Grant. Choose questions to ask. Match the items of luggage to their owner. This learning object is one in a series of four objects. The objects are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students recognise and apply Japanese words and phrases associated with travel items such as clothing, souvenirs, books, letters, gifts, photos, food, stamps and maps.
  • Students use speech acts involving questioning with both formal and informal language, appropriate to age and gender.
Educational value
  • Helps students to ask for information using culturally appropriate phrases according to age.
  • Includes examples of polite and impolite language, formal and informal vocabulary and expressions.
  • Requires students to select language suited to a physical setting and according to their relationship with a conversation partner.
  • Provides opportunities to practise listening and reading for global understanding and specific detail.
  • Provides all feedback and most instructions in the target language.
Year level

9; 10

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/Viewing
  • Languages other than english/Visual cues
  • Languages other than english/Cultural context
  • Languages other than english/Character texts
  • Languages other than english/Labels
  • 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: Tracey Ann Jones
  • Organisation: insomnia communications
  • Address: Claremont WA 6010 Australia
  • URL: http://www.insomcom.com/
  • Script writer
  • Name: Xiangyang Chen
  • Address: McKellar ACT 2617 Australia
  • Script writer
  • Name: Russell Darnley
  • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
  • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
  • URL: http://www.asiastudy.com/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • 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
  • Microsoft East Asian language fonts must be installed on the user's computer for correct operation of this content. For installation notes, refer to Microsoft Windows 'Help'.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.