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Testimonials

“Thank you very much for providing such opportunities to the children. I feel the whole experience over the last couple of years has been a great one for Oscar and we look forward to carry on with Japanese language at Campbell. Thanks to you Leanne, Michiyo and Yuko for your enthusiasm and passion”. Sally Mussett, Watson, ACT

“The kids love it, and I even enjoy the program!” Courtney Priestland, Assistant Preschool Teacher, Dickson, ACT

“One of Cambourne’s Conditions of Learning that guides our work at Majura is “Immersion”. Learning Adventures deliver a fabulous innovative program where children are immersed in Japanese language and culture in a small group environment.” Coralie McAlister, Principal, Majura Primary School, Watson, ACT

“The preschool children have learned so much about the Japanese culture and language, it has been a fantastic program!” Kate Cairns, Owner and Operator
, Pinocchio Early Learning Centre, Dickson, ACT

” Our six year old son has benefited enormously from taking part in the Learning Adventures’ Japanese class and associated excursions. It is the thing he most looks forward to at school each week. He now often answers our questions in Japanese, calls out to his classmates in Japanese, identifies Japanese characters on packaging and in books, and is interested to talk about Japanese news items and culture.” Parents, Downer, ACT

“Great fun and an excellent extension to the preschool program, highly recommended.” Chris Thornton, Preschool Teacher, Watson Preschool

“Your commitment to providing a great program for the kids is outstanding… Becky loves it.” Kate Neser, Watson ACT

“The lessons have gone beautifully and are perfect for their age group”. Michelle Johnson, Preschool Teacher, Pinnochio Early Learning Centre, Dickson, ACT

Learning Adventures provides a wonderful learning atmosphere with funny teachers, exciting excursions, and plenty of props to make learning Japanese easy and fun.”  Sarah, student, 11, and Karen, her Mum, Downer, ACT

“It’s really great to see how well you understand Early Childhood.” Pekka Rummukainen, Director, Emmaus Preschool

I want to do it again.  NOW!“  Student, aged 3, refusing to budge from his floor cushion after his first Japanese lesson.

“It’s fun to see my daughter recognise and interpret examples of Japanese culture as we walk around town. I’m sure her experience with Japanese has made her more open to learning French, which is being taught at school for the first time this year.” Parent, Hackett, ACT

“It’s really fun – we get to do cooking sometimes, and we get to do stories, and we make it really fun.” Rebecca, aged 8

“It was good as a mother to be able to be in with the learning for the kids, as I could take it home.  Your including parents enabled us to have Japanese in our house.  My kids have really enjoyed it…  What was laid out in lessons was fantastic and the way the kids picked it up was fantastic… The kids were super-enthusiastic (and still are) about everything Japanese.  They… feel connected to Japan. I felt that my kids excelled in their learning – I haven’t had any other exposure to language teaching but I was surprised by how much they had learnt in just one year of Japanese.” Sue Hurkett, Watson, ACT

“I just wanted to let you know that my son is so excited about the cooking class that he has not stopped talking about it since he came back from school yesterday.  He said you will show him how to make onigiri the easy way so he can make it at home.  I can’t wait to talk to him tonight.  He is really enjoying the class and we are thrilled with his progress.  Thank you very much!” Majura Primary parent, Watson, ACT

“ I am pleased to see a program where boys are so engaged.” Tony Malone, Amaroo, ACT

“The games are really good.” Nessa, aged 5

“I love it that we can do performances of Japanese stories.” Riley, aged 8

“Perfect! It’s pitched right at their level.” Preschool Teacher, Dickson, ACT

“What a lot of work you put into this – thank you!… Elliot is really loving the whole learning experience.” Bina Brown, Watson, ACT

“She loves the Japanese class by the way – it’s always hard to get her to remember/talk about things she has done during the day, but Japanese class is what really sticks in her head and what she tells me about voluntarily.  I have no idea what the point of difference is, but there clearly is one!” Parent, Majura Primary School

“The fact that she enjoys it is really great – quite an achievement!  She feels inspired to go to Japan to develop her language skills and learn more about the culture.  She has been saying this for months.  She talks to her cousins who learned Japanese in early high school and she already knows what they’ve learnt.” Primary School parent, Hackett, ACT

“The kids really love the music and craft.” Preschool Teacher, Dickson, ACT

” It’s fun to see her recognise and interpret examples of Japanese culture as we walk around town. I’m sure her experience with Japanese has made her more open to learning French, which is being taught at school for the first time this year.” Majura Primary parent, Hackett, ACT

“My daughter really likes the food that you cook in Japanese class and things like getting the special training chopsticks for all the kids – we’ve used them lots of times and they are a tool, a trophy, a conversation-starter – it’s bringing learning into our home.” Majura Primary parent, Watson, ACT

“Tom is loving the classes by the way, you guys are doing a fantastic job.” Jo Lumb, Watson, ACT

“Both girls really enjoyed the kimono dress-ups and then getting their pictures in kimono in the school newsletter and the local community paper.” Majura Primary parent, Watson, ACT

“Awesome!” Emmaus Preschool Teacher, Dickson, ACT

“The fact that she enjoys it is really great – quite an achievement!  She feels inspired to go to Japan to develop her language skills and learn more about the culture.  She has been saying this for months.  She talks to her cousins who learned Japanese in early high school and she already knows what they’ve learnt.” Primary School parent, Hackett, ACT

“Freya has very much enjoyed and got a lot out of being part of a structured group experience. She has had her eyes (and ears) opened to another language and culture and in such a dynamic way. Thank you very much to you, Yuko and Nicole!!! I know a lot of thought, time and energy goes into planning and executing the program”. Penny Taylor, Watson, ACT

“Your off-site excursions like the sushi train visit are simple but effective ways of bringing the language to life.  They put meaning and context to what you’re teaching, particularly as Japanese culture is fairly alien to our way of life.” Majura Primary parent, Watson, ACT

“One of the things that is really great is that you use developmentally appropriate learning materials.” Primary school parent, Watson, ACT

“My kids now observe the world through a ‘Japanified’ lens.  They even ‘spot’ Japanese characters in the tar on the road. They can also pick up some Japanese when it’s being spoken on the television.” Majura Primary parent, Watson, ACT

“I love it because we get to go on excursions and play games & do plays.” Student, aged 8

“I love it that we learn!” Student, aged 5