Languages Other Than English (L.O.T.E.)
Ascot Vale Primary School is committed to the delivery of a quality LOTE (Japanese) program.
Students acquire communication skills in Japanese. They develop understanding about the role of language and culture in communication. Their reflections on language use and language learning are applied in other learning contexts.
Learning languages broadens students’ horizons about the personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities that are available in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. The interdependence of countries and communities requires people to negotiate experiences and meanings across languages and cultures. A bilingual or plurilingual capability is the norm in most parts of the world.
For more information about the Japanese Curriculum see: http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/languages/japanese/introduction/rationale-and-aims