Year 10 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Langley.

Students develop intercultural understanding and communication skills while studying a variety of topics. These include: Shopping, Family Life, School Life, Travel, Sports, Describing People, Festivals, Food, and Popular Culture. They increase their communication skills and understanding while participating in a variety of interactive activities and games. They also learn more about their own identity and language. Students continue to develop their knowledge of the Japanese writing system and learn to read and write Katakana as well as up to 20 Kanji characters. Students are encouraged to use spoken Japanese as much as possible.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the NZ Schools Japanese Trivia Quiz and Regional Speech competition throughout the year. 

We have an exchange with our sister-school, Suginami High School, Tokyo, giving our students an opportunity to build inter-cultural relationships while developing confidence to communicate in Japanese. 

Students have the opportunity to opportunity to interact with native speakers from our two sister schools, Suginami High School, in Tokyo and Mino High School in Osaka, as part of our biannual exchange programme to and from Japan. We are planning to take a trip to Japan in September 2024, for 2 weeks. Priority for this trip will be given to students who are in Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13, and studying Japanese. The next trip will be in 2026.

This course runs for 3 hours per week, for the whole year.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Japanese. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2x 1H5 Quad Book, 40 Page Clearflie