Level 1 Japanese

Course Description

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.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90897 v2 Japanese 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Japanese on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90896 v2 Japanese 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90894 v2 Japanese 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a personal response
A.S. 90893 v2 Japanese 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.