Japanese

 

The second language offered to students at Seaford Secondary college is Japanese. As part of the MYPIB program, students are required to study a second language, which is known as Language B. All students in Years 7-10 will undertake Japanese language classes and we encourage our students to continue with this learning in their senior years.

At Seaford Secondary College our aim is for our students to become competent in Japanese language communication, as well as enable them to develop an appreciation and respect for Japanese culture. We believe language learning is an essential skill for our students in this modern world and learning Japanese allows them to connect globally and build various lifelong, employability skills.

Students cover a range of topics including family life, food and eating out, travel, hobbies and school life. Our teachers design learning activities that enable students to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in engaging and purposeful contexts and use the Obento series of textbooks to support the teaching and learning.

As part of the Japanese program, students are offered the opportunity to travel to Japan as part of a school trip every two years. This is a fantastic chance for our students to use their language skills in a genuine context, as well as be exposed to a new and diverse culture.  This trip is highly valued and is recommended for students with notable language skills and an interest in travelling and learning about other societies.