Stage 1 Japanese

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Year 10 Japanese

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Language:
This course focuses on developing communication skills in Japanese (speaking, listening, reading & writing), developing understanding of language as a system and enhancing intercultural understanding. Students develop understandings of Hiragana and Katakana languages, and a prescribed number of kanji, in both written and spoken forms. Students also become familiar with informal and formal levels of language.

Japanese Society:
Investigate cultural differences and develop understandings of the individual, Japanese speaking communities, and the changing world.

Grammar and Vocabulary:
Students understand and organise the relationship of all grammatical elements that constitute the Japanese language as it functions, to incorporate different nouns, verbs, and other vocabulary to covey meaning.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Text Analysis and Production:
Students might read and respond to a Japanese Text. Students might then demonstrate their ability to structure and sequence their ideas and use appropriate register through responding and producing texts.

Interaction:
Students use a range of language to express their ideas and justify their opinions, and maintain the interaction through using a variety of communication strategies.

Cultural Investigation:
Students extensively investigate aspects of Japanese culture, and provide in-depth reflection on similarities and differences using both Japanese and English elaborations.