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Our LOTE (Languages Other Than English) teachers continue to use the Queensland Essential Learnings and Standards to plan, teach, assess and report on our focus language Japanese and Japanese culture.  We will transition to the Australian Curriculum: Languages syllabus when it becomes available for implementation.

In Japanese lessons, our students use their existing understandings of the language and culture to explore societal views and norms, and how these are enacted in the functions, conventions and patterns of the Japanese language. They develop a repertoire of skills and strategies to acquire and manipulate the verbal, non-verbal and written features of the language. They recognise the importance in contemporary society of learning additional languages and of using intercultural skills.

At Kimberley Park State School, students explore a range of Japanese cultural conventions and text types addressing the differences in types and styles of communication for a variety of purposes and audiences.  They explore Japanese culture and practise language through a range of contextualised activities on known topics, collaborating with their teachers and peers. They reflect on their learning and language choices in relation to purpose, context and audience.​