Level 1 Japanese

11JAPA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Langley

Communication and intercultural competency skills are developed through learning about:  travel in Japan, shopping, free time activities, city and country living, cultural events, school life, careers and aspirations and health. Students learn to read and write up to 50 Kanji characters.

Cultural comparisons between New Zealand and Japan are encouraged through discussions of various cultural conventions. Students will come to understand their identity and place in the world in relation to others. Varied language activities will foster the development of skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking, with a strong emphasis on communication. Developing international understanding and intercultural competency skills is also an important component of this course. 

We recommend that students do two NCEA internal assessments from those listed below and two NCEA external assessments. However, students can select to do three internals if they would like to gain more credits.

We have an exchange with our sister school, Suginami High School in Tokyo, which involves return visits every 2 years. This gives you the opportunity to interact with native speakers and develop your language skills and cultural understanding. 



Pathway

Level 2 Japanese

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2x 1H5 Quad Book, 40 Page Clearfile


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Japanese or equivalent.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90893 v2 Japanese 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90894 v2 Japanese 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a personal response
1
I
4
A.S. 90895 v2 Japanese 1.3 - Interact using spoken Japanese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
1
I
5
A.S. 90896 v2 Japanese 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90897 v2 Japanese 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Japanese on areas of most immediate relevance
1
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.