This unit is designed to maximize student engagement in language by using the context of space. By learning Japanes vocabulary and grammar students are preparing for a mission to the Japanese module, Kibo, on the International Space Station (ISS).

This program covers language and grammar appropriate for Year 8 and 9 students. It  requires a minimum of 10 weeks to cover, but it is presented in modules to allow teachers to select their own individual or combination of topics complete a detailed study.

On receipt of $100 deposit, CDs containing  the resources required to run the program will be mailed to the teacher nominated on the booking. The CDs contain:

Teacher Instructions

Introductory Power Point

Teacher Resource Book

  • VELS Unit Outline
  • Answers to all activities

Student workbook

  • Numbers above 100
  • ISS Countries
  • Space Words
  • The Aim of Kibo
  • The ISS Story
  • Daily Routine
  • Space Lab
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Body in Space
  • Imaginative Story: Routine
  • Washing and Toilet
  • Washing and Toilet True/False
  • Past Tense
  • Venn Diagram Activity
  • Writing Task
  • Comprehension Task – Daily Routine
  • Food
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Talking About Favourite Food
  • Food in Space
  • I Eat v I Can Eat
  • Space Menu
  • Eating in Space
  • Space Menu Task
  • Information on Clothing from NASA
  • Vocabulary for Clothing
  • Colour
  • Verbs for Wearing
  • Space Centre Activity
  • Design a Space Suit Competition
  • Abilities and Skills
  • Survey to Become an Astronaut
  • End of Unit Comprehensive Task
  • End of Unit Role Play
  • End of Unit Writing Task
  • Hiragana Crossword

CD containing listening activities

CD containing additional support material

  • Japanese science show
  • Rocket launch