Springfield Central State High School offers students the opportunity to study languages throughout their schooling life. The Junior program is designed to give students an introduction to the language and culture.
In language classes, students build a strong foundation knowledge of not only the language but also the culture through exploring various topics. Student learning is also enhanced by the inclusion of curriculum excursions, incursions, and extra curricula activities related to Languages. Language study at Springfield is, and should be, engaging, challenging and relevant.
Junior Language Program Structure:
Year 7 and 8 Languages – Compulsory semester of study in each year
Year 9 Languages – Elective offered to students for a semester course
Students undertake study of one unit during the term. Cool and Classy celebrities is where students learn how to discuss biographical information about a person. They will be learning Hiragana script and about Japanese celebrity culture.
Students undertake study of one unit during the term. Journey to Japan is where students learn how to discuss travel plans, modes of transport, travel wishes and tourist attractions. Students will also be learning Hiragana script.
Students undertake study of two units during the semester. The first unit is Funky Festivals in which students learn how to describe and talk about festival celebrations, learning about the various cultural celebrations that exist in Japan. In the second unit, Fantastic Food, students learn about Japanese cuisine, how to describe the taste of food and discuss daily eating habits.