My Yonde Kaite primary teaching workbooks are available to purchase online directly from Australia. You can also purchase them from me in the UK (with much faster delivery times) using the online enquiry form here.

If you are interested in the state of primary Japanese education in Victoria,  you may be interested in the report I wrote for the Japan Foundation:

Ready Steady Nihongo Final Report


An Introduction to Japanese Culture and Language Teaching in Primary Education

On Friday 22 May, 2015, the University of Edinburgh and the J-Clan Initiative will host  a workshop exploring ways of taking advantage of the new Scottish 1 + 2 languages policy, which hopes to introduce two additional languages at primary level, one from Primary 1, and the second by Primary 5, by 2020. This is a very exciting initiative, and I am very pleased to be delivering one of the keynote talks at the workshop.

Friday 22nd May J-CLan Event

Teaching Japanese from Scratch – Primary and Beginners

7 thoughts on “Primary”

  1. I have a student who just moved to Texas. He took Japanese his 9th and 10th grade years. I was wanting to know if your program would prepare him to take Japanese abinitio?
    Kind regards

    • Hi Beverly,
      If you mean the IB (International Baccalaureate) ab initio, then you should use the workbooks which are in the IB section of the website:
      These workbooks are designed specifically to support the IB ab initio programme.
      Best wishes,

  2. Hi Anne,
    My schools are interested in beginning your Yonde Kaite program and purchasing the workbooks for each student. The link to Insight doesn’t seem to be working. Please advise.

    • Hi Peta,
      Not sure what is going there, but I will contact them and try and find out!
      Best wishes,

  3. My name is Kae Sato-Goodsell.
    I am wondering if this webpage owner is Anne Rajakumar.

    If you are, please email me.

    Kind Regards,

    • Hi Kae,
      I have only just noticed your message! How are you!! Are you still living in MElbourne. It’s hard to believe that I have lived in the UK for nearly 15 years now! Let’s keep in touch.
      Best wishes,

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