Welcome to the Japanese resources page - providing new ideas and materials for primary teachers.

These resources have been chosen by members of the DfE Expert Panel and members of the ALL Primary Special Interest group as ones that have been used in their own schools. They include a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial resources, publications, free websites and online materials for developing cultural awareness.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

Why teach Japanese in UK schools?

Need a reason to teach Japanese?   Click here to browse The Japan Foundation website where they have shared case studies from both primary and secondary schools where the teaching of Japanese is embedded.


Japanese cultural information and resources

Embassy of Japan in the UK

The Japanese Information and Cultural Centre have boxes of Japanese artefacts available to loan to schools.

The Japan Foundation London

The Japan Foundation London promotes and supports Japanese teaching in the UK.

Advice for primary teachers

Advice & guidance for teachers of languages in the primary sector.

Advice for language coordinators

Advice & guidance for language coordinators in the primary sector.

Advice for head teachers

Advice & guidance for head teachers & governors in the primary sector.

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