At the start of Term 2 I found out that we had a new Japanese intern teacher at Woodcroft College. I wanted to test my Japanese conversation and grammar ability, so I contacted the teacher and asked if I could work with her for the CAS project.
For the first conversation with the intern Japanese teacher, Miss Atae, I could not speak fluently. I did not have a Japanese background speaker or a teacher to practice with in previous times when I was learning this language. I have not learned Japanese in a language class before, I learned Japanese for my interest by myself.
However, after I had my speaking practice twice a week over approximately six weeks, I asked many questions about grammar that I was not sure how to use or in what situation. I also wanted to learn how to speak like a background speaker (speak in Japanese without a Cantonese accent). Currently I can speak in Japanese much more fluently than I could
This activity includes the elements of creativity for CAS, this gave me the opportunity to try a different activity that I normally would not do and improve my language skills.
LEI Man I (Minnie)
Year 11 IB student