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. 

There is also the opportunity to travel to Japan as a senior student on our bi-annual school trip, which includes a home-stay experience in Tokyo. Trips to Japan will resume when international travel is safe again.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Japanese. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2x 1H5 Quad Book, 40 Page Clearflie