Approx Cost:
Language Perfect subscription $25.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

Completion of Year 9 Japanese or Asian languages half year course.

Course Outline:

The Year 10 course follows on from the Year 9 course, covering Levels 3, 4 and 5 of the National Japanese Curriculum in four topics:

  • Doozo Yoroshiku (Nice to meet you).
  • Kazoku (Family) and teenage daily life.
  • Hobbies, spare time activities, time.
  • Town and around.

Students will learn to read and write all the katakana characters and some kanji characters. Students will also practise speaking and listening to Japanese in pairs and groups. The Language Perfect website is used to learn vocabulary.  Culture is integrated within each lesson.


Speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural studies are assessed throughout the year.  Students are assessed through self and peer assessment as well as more formal tests.

Where Does It Lead:

NCEA Level 1 Japanese. The course helps students discover aspects about Japanese lifestyles and culture.  Students learn skills that enable them to communicate in a second language as well as gain a deeper insight into another culture.

For further information see:
Mrs R Austen.