The National Curriculum reforms mean that from September 2014, it will be compulsory for primary schools maintained in England to teach a foreign language of their choosing to Key Stage 2 pupils. In response to this, the Japan Foundation have launched the Primary Japanese Campaign 2014, in order to support primary schools and teachers offering, or aspiring to offer, Japanese language lessons for their pupils.
Some of the activities that the Japan Foundation will be holding as part of this campaign will include:
- Events for primary schools and teachers about teaching primary Japanese
- Developing specialist resources for teaching primary Japanese
- Holding Japanese language courses and workshops especially for primary teachers
- Providing funding for primary schools to launch their own Japanese classes
- Distributing practical information and advice to schools about teaching Japanese
Upcoming events and activities taking place within the campaign:
YOU can be a part of this campaign! Register with us in order to receive the latest information on upcoming activities within the campaign. Primary school teachers, senior managers, language co-ordinators, private tutors and anyone else interested in primary Japanese language education is welcome to join.
< If you register, you can even opt to receive free, exclusive Primary Japanese Campaign reward stickers for your school!