The Languages Other Than English(Japanese) program is based on the ACT Department of Education Curriculum Framework for LOTE, with the Curriculum Profile and Across Curriculum Perspectives Documents as support materials.
LOTE comprises five interdependent strands of learning. All learning in LOTE involves communicating in the LOTE strands of Oral Interaction, Reading and Responding, and Writing. Effective communication is enhanced by understanding the relationship between language and its sociocultural context, enabling learners to use a language in accordance with its social and cultural conventions.
The Curriculum Strands are:
- Communicating: Oral Interaction
- Communicating: Reading and Responding
- Communicating: Writing Sociocultural
- Language as a System
Fadden Primary School has elected to offer the children a regular Languages Other Than English Program which involves the teaching of Japanese as part of our curriculum. All children in kindergarten to year six have one forty five minute session per week for at least 1 term per year with a teacher of Japanese.