In this episode Tracy Burton explores the benefits of learning a language. Here at CCPS our students are given the opportunity to study the language of Japanese through to Year 12. The importance of learning a language cannot be underestimated – the learning goes beyond the written and spoken word, where students learn valuable cultural and contextual knowledge about this important country in our region. In additional to learning the subject, our students are given the opportunity to engage with students from Japan through the many study tours we host as well as travel to Japan to visit our associated schools. So what are the benefits of learning a language? Later in this episode I chat to two of our senior students currently studying Japanese, and we were fortunate enough to host a tour doing the recording of this podcast so you will hear from the students a Junior High School is Nagano. First up, I speak to our wonderful Japanese teacher Ms Michiko Matsumoto. For more information about the subject of Japanese, please contact the school’s administration.