Hartley Primary School has been teaching Japanese as part of the creative curriculum since 2013. These classes are very much pupil-led, with the children deciding what they would like to learn each week. Click here to read the full case study.
Japanese was introduced into Luton Sixth form in September 2011 for a class of enthusiastic sixth formers during lesson time, and also for pupils from the surrounding secondary schools as an after school class. Students have been working towards the Asset Languages Breakthrough exams and have worked together to create a fantastic Japan related website for the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools. Click here to read the full case study.
Netherthong Primary School's popular Japanese course is offered to pupils as an enrichment activity after school. The children learn hiragana, greetings, basic grammar and are working towards Asset Language qualifications in Japanese.
Hendon School is an 11-18 Foundation School that is one of the largest teaching centres of Japanese at secondary level. It offers Japanese GCSE, AS and A2, as well as a Saturday morning language class for any school children living in the local area. Click here to read the full case study.
Impington Village College is an 11-18 comprehensive Foundation School. It has been offering Japanese for over 10 years as part of the International Baccalaureate, and as a club activity. The school also started to offer a Japanese GCSE course in 2009. Click here to read the full case study.
Tavistock College is an 11-18 comprehensive community college with Specialist Language Status. It offers Japanese GCSE, AS and A2, and has been teaching the language for over 10 years. Click here to read the full case study.
Katharine Lady Berkely's School in Gloucestershire has developed strong links with Hikawa High School in Yamanashi prefecture, just west of Tokyo. It offers Japanese at GCSE, AS and A2 Levels. Click here to read more.
John Leggott Sixth Form College in North Lincolnshire has been teaching Oriental studies, a Japanese and Chinese language course which also includes aspects of political, economic and cultural studies, and uses the Asset Languages assessment scheme. Click here to read a report from director of languages James Laming, and for more information about Asset.
Meadowhead School in Sheffield started teaching Japanese in 2007-8, as an after school Japanese Society and also as SEN (special educational needs) enrichment to two Year 9 groups. Click here to read a report by Tom Lockley, one of the teachers.
Want to find out how learning Japanese could benefit you? Take a look at the case studies below to see how other Japanese speakers are using their language skills..
- Taran Wilku: International Events Consultant
- Adrian Thomas: International Officer, East and South East Asia
- David Bangs: Reinsurance Broker
- Toby Edwards: IT Solution Sales
- Neil Herrington: Programme Officer, China, Japan and Russia
- Nick Mathys, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP
- Ben Jennings, Licence Coordinator for Pokémon UK, (from page 3 of Mado Vol. 26.)
Information coming soon.