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Year 10 Japanese - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dalley

This course leads on to NCEA Level 1 in Year 11. Students will study Japanese language, culture and customs covering many topics. Students will continue to read and write using hiragana characters and will learn additional Kanji characters. Katakana characters will also be introduced. By the end of this course, students should have an understanding of and ability to use most of the communication functions in Level 1-4 of the Japanese in the New Zealand Curriculum Statement.

Students will develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills by participating in class activities that employ a communicative approach. They will also be given an assortment of illustrated material designed to further their understanding of Japanese grammar and culture. Students are strongly encouraged to utilise the Education Perfect programme as part of the course.

Japanese is taught from Year 9 to Year 13 at Papanui High School. Students who take Japanese are likely to have the opportunity to host Japanese students and participate in school tours to Japan at senior level. After high school, students can study the subject at many tertiary institutes including University and Polytechnic, where they can gain degrees or diplomas. Most also offer scholarships to study in Japan.
Learning Japanese can lead to many exciting and challenging pathways, not only because of the knowledge learnt in studying the language, but also the understanding and overall awareness that learning another language can bring.

With many Japanese students studying at Papanui High School at any given time and groups from Japan scheduled to visit the school throughout the year, students will have many chances to practise Japanese with native speakers and in turn develop friendships, confidence and a deeper understanding of culture, customs and language.
Students will have the opportunity to travel to Japan on the school's cultural tour in the senior school.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is strongly recommended that students have completed 9JPA before starting this course.

This course is not suitable for students who speak Japanese at home or those who attend Japanese school.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A BYOD device is recommended for this course.