The Nihongo Tanken Centre offers a range of activities to visiting students, closely aligned with the outcomes of the NSW syllabuses.

Participation in a Nihongo Tanken Centre program offers students full immersion in a total Japanese experience. From the initial welcome to the last goodbye, all communication is in Japanese, with centre staff experienced in communicating effectively with both Japanese and non-Japanese speakers from Kindergarten to Year 12, including students with special learning needs.

A Nihongo Tanken Centre visit is a stimulating and motivating learning experience for both students and teachers. Programs developed by the Nihongo Tanken Centre offer a wide range of activities designed to suit every level of language proficiency, immersing students in the Japanese language and culture.

At the centre:

  • students engage in a 4-hour program
  • the program is customised to suit each school’s needs
  • activities enable students to practise and extend their language skills, working in teams
  • students may also engage in interactive tasks using an interactive whiteboard.

Stage 4 – alignment of activities to syllabus outcomes (DOCX 439KB)

Stage 5 – alignment of activities to syllabus outcomes (DOCX 417KB)

Japanese garden where students eat their lunch
Image: Japanese garden at the centre

Additional support for Stage 6

The Nihongo Tanken Centre also offers holidays workshops for HSC students from all sectors, and online speaking sessions for Stage 6 students in NSW public schools. These events are advertised via our social media channels, including the Languages NSW blog.

If you need further assistance with accessibility for any of these resources, please get in touch with us at

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