Japanese Language Arts
Like English Language Arts, Japanese Language Arts is also the pillar of education in GKA. It is essential for children living in Japan to strengthen the foundation of Japanese language as their mother tongue. We also believe that abilities to think and express their thoughts and opinions logically in both languages are indispensable factors to display their leadership in the international arena.
We aim to foster students' critical thinking skills as well as language skills in "reading," "writing," "listening," and "speaking" through Japanese lessons. We adopt project-based learning where the process of learning is emphasized in lessons. Each of the students clarifies learning tasks, thinks deeply and shares opinions with friends. They learn with enthusiasm to move forward to their goal. Through various language activities like presentations (recitation, play, poster-session, speech, news report program), interaction (class/small group discussion), and creative work (writing a story, essay, newspaper article, encyclopedia, brochure, poem, haiku, tanka (Japanese oldest form of poetry) students develop abilities to think on their own and express themselves.