Japanese Language

Unit 1

The areas of study comprise of themes and topics, grammar text types, vocabulary and kinds of writing.  This unit should allow students to establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange, listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts and produce a personal response to a text focusing on real or imaginary experience.

Unit 2

The areas of study comprise of themes and topics, grammar text types, vocabulary and kinds of writing.  This unit will allow students to participate in a spoken or written exchange, listen to, read and extract and use information and ideas from spoken and written texts and give expression to real or imaginary experience in written or spoken form.

Units 3 & 4

The areas of study comprise of themes and topics, grammar text types, vocabulary and kinds of writing.  Students should be able to express ideas through the production of original texts, analyse and use information from spoken and written texts and exchange information, opinions and experiences.  They should also be able to respond critically to spoken and written texts which reflect aspects of the language and culture of Japanese-speaking communities.

Assessment activities:

Students complete a variety of reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks.

Selection advice:

Students must have completed Year 10 Japanese.

Links to further pathways:

This course will provide access to tertiary language courses. It also provides students with a certification to add to their resumes. Having a second language allows students to follow many career paths including, but not limited to:

  • trade & foreign affairs
  • translation & interpreting
  • teaching
  • tourism
  • business

 

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