At Birkdale South State School, students study the Japanese language and culture in Years 5 and 6. The program is aligned to the new national Curriculum for Languages. Students are exposed to multiple aspects of Japanese culture, customs, celebrations and language. These learning opportunities allow students to understand and appreciate another culture and enhance appreciation of their own culture and language.
The 4 macro skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are assessed throughout the school year. The use of a variety of resources, strategies, group activities and direct teaching allows for learning by all students.