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What is Lote?
 
Moving between countries, cultures and
languages has become more commonplace because of globalisation, increased ease of travel and advanced information and communication technologies. High quality education in languages enables students to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of their rapidly changing world.
The study of languages provides opportunities for students to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in the international community.
 
Contemporary research and practice have established a clear link between the learning of languages and improved literacy skills for both background speakers and second language learners. Even limited experience of the learning of languages is shown to increase metalinguistic awareness and enhance general cognitive development
 
Japanese Course Content
Our junior course is split over 1 term in year 7 and 1 term in year 8. We cover the following aspects and functions in Japanese language:
 
Year 7
 
Introduction to the 3 Japanese scripts both hand-written and digital
Numbers, dates, ages and birthdays
How to introduce / profile yourself including cultural considerations. Spoken and written
Talking about likes and dislikes, hobbies and favourite things
Introduction to adjectives
 
Year 8
 
Talking about families and introducing other people
Days of the week and daily activities
Talking about food, restaurant roleplay, ordering and responding
Seasons and festivals
     
Special features
 
Sushi Day- making and designing sushi in school
Celebrating Japanese festivals
Wearing Japanese kimono
Japanese music, film and Anime
 
Careers
 
Immigration Officer
Flight Attendant
Linguist
Interpreter
Journalist
Travel Consultant
Tour Guide
 
 
Why study language?

Moving between countries, cultures and languages has become more commonplace because of globalisation, increased ease of travel and advanced information and communication technologies. High quality education in languages enables students to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of their rapidly changing world.
The study of languages provides opportunities for students to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in the international community.
Contemporary research and practice have established a clear link between the learning of languages and improved literacy skills for both background speakers and second language learners. Even limited experience of the learning of languages is shown to increase metalinguistic awareness and enhance general cognitive development

French Course Content

In Year 7, students learn French basics.  Students learn how to introduce themselves including information on sports and family members as well as basic cultural details.
In Year 8, the students cover food and eating customs, as well as likes and dislikes.

Special features

The students have the opportunity to experience authentic French cuisine.

Careers

Having an additional language can make a huge difference to a candidate when it comes to employability. For some roles, it is a deal-breaker and without fluency in the required additional language, you can’t even be considered. For other roles, an additional language can give you a significant advantage over other applicants, particularly if the company has international dealings or clients .Depending on the role it can double your chances - if not more! Global organisations always look favourably on candidates with a second language because these individuals can be looked upon to be the link between regional offices, and ensure a good flow of communication. This also means you can get exposure to projects that you wouldn’t normally be involved in, as you may be required to translate and then add further input!
Additionally, any companies with international clients will require candidates with language skills to ensure their clients are given the best possible service. International clients will report a far stronger service if you can speak to them in their language. It really shows a willingness to go the extra mile, and adds reliability.
Any roles where travel is involved will also lean towards candidates with strong language capabilities. In short, having an additional language can really elevate your career!
 
Head of Department
M​ichael Turner​​

J​apanese​​