Year 9 Option - Japanese - Full Year

9JPA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Dalley

Recommended Prior Learning

This options course runs for three periods per week for a full year.

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


METHODS OF LEARNING:

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

 

WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD:

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 Universities and Polytechnics, where they can gain degrees or diplomasÍž 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.

OTHER DETAILS:

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.

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

ave the opportunity to travel to Japan on the school's cultural tour in the senior school.


Learning Areas:

Languages



Pathway

Year 10 Japanese - Full Year

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A BYOD device is recommended for this course