Students enjoy their language learning journey at Kallista through a variety of activities that focus on their verbal communication skills. Print and visual stimuli, as well as singing and language based games, are used to provide opportunities to improve their listening and speaking skills.
During Japanese classes, students participate in activities designed to develop and review their understanding of Japanese pronunciation and vocabulary. Students perform simple role-plays, and learn greetings and self-introductions, and other key expressions in Japanese.
Kallista Primary School has a Japanese sister school in Okinawa and enjoy welcoming Japanese university students, participating in inter-cultural exchange programs, to our school. Our Year 5 and 6 students take our Japanese visitors on tours of our school, the forest and neighbourhood. Language learning is enhanced as the students play Japanese games together, make delicious Japanese food and origami creations.