The Language Arts Program includes exposure to Japanese language and cultural experiences through dance, drama, media, music and visual arts. Through our Language Arts Program we aim to assist the children to develop their intellectual, imaginative and expressive potential through the creation, performance and presentation of arts works. In Japanese, students at OLHC have an opportunity to reflect, compare and contrast intercultural exchanges, and cultural and linguistic differences. Students reflect on and get to know their own and the Japanese culture to develop skills about how to work between, and across both. Our language program focuses on students’ language acquisition as mandated within the Victorian Curriculum, under the two strands ‘Communicating’ and ‘Understanding’. Language, culture and identity are closely interrelated and involved in the shaping and expression of each other. Cultural understanding is an important aspect of any language program.