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

1 -2 semesters completed in Year 9-11 preferred or conversation with the TIC language.

Course Outline:

Level 7 of the National Japanese Curriculum will be covered through the study of four topics with a focus on understanding the Japanese way of life and making comparisons with our own.

Term One       Family Life.

Term Two       Eating and Drinking.

Term Three     The Japanese school system.

Term Four       Leisure

Skills: Students will use language to express and justify their own ideas and support or challenge those of others.

Students will also learn about the culture and customs of Japan, developing their intercultural competence further.  At this level 75 Kanji are introduced.

Students will also learn about the culture and customs of Japan through interacting with native speakers in the target language.  About 80 Kanji are introduced.

This course offers three internal assessments and two external assessments.

Internal assessments

•    Writing portfolio

•    Spoken presentation

•    Conversation portfolio.

External assessments

•    Listening

•    Reading

Regular self and peer assessment will take place along with weekly tasks set through Language Perfect.

Where Does It Lead:

NCEA Level 3/Scholarship Japanese.

Knowledge of Japanese is helpful for careers in international business, travel and tourism, journalism, government organisations, humanitarian roles, translation and interpreting, diplomacy, law, research, teaching, export and manufacturing, hospitality and more.  The world is becoming increasingly global so having another language gives you an advantage in the job market.

For further information see:
Mrs Austen