Level 1 Japanese
This course is delivered by NetNZ
In learning Japanese, students learn to communicate in an additional language, develop the capacity to learn further languages and explore different world views in relation to their own.
(New Zealand Curriculum- Learning Languages)
This course integrates the core strands of language knowledge, communication and cultural knowledge. This course consolidates topics studied from year 9 and 10.Students should be able to understand more complex language and communicate beyond the immediate context e.g.past and future events and can understand and produce a variety of text types.
Topics that will be covered are:
- 1. Personal History-Milestones in your peoples’ lives;growing up; the uses of katakana
- 2. Languages and how they are studied;nationalities;where you were born and grew up
- 3. Popular fast food in NZ and Japan; healthy fast food
- 4. Shopping-Where you shop and why?;department stores in Japan
- 5. What you do in your free time;making,accepting and declining invitations
- 6. City and country living-your neighbourhood, giving directions
- 7.School trips; travel time and transportation
- 8.Arubaito-part-time work; spending money
- 9. What do you want to be?careers and aspirations; what you are good at and like to do
- 10.Homestay-seeing your home through Japanese eyes; cultural similarities and differences
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Practical Components - Spoken presentation to be recorded
$20 for Language Perfect for vocabulary learning. (optional)
Yatto ii kanji book by Sarah Perkins and Yoshitaka Sasai $15 (optional)
Textbook/workbook- Iitomo textbook and student workbook ($30)tbc. These will be issued by teacher and then invoiced to school for workbook and textbook to be returned at the end of the course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.