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Curriculum 2022

Japanese

 

Subject Name Japanese
Year Level 8
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Kirsten Wissell
kirsten.wissell537@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

This course aims to develop students’ ability to read, speak and write in Japanese, and to introduce students to aspects of Japanese life and culture.

Topics may include:

  • Japan and Japanese-speaking countries
  • Japanese customs, culture and geography
  • Common social interactions
  • Family and home life
  • Descriptive writing
  • Understanding, practising and analysing systems of language including grammatical patterns, tenses, word order, spelling, polite form, dialects, linguistic features and meta-language.

Assessment

 Students are assessed as they read, write, listen and speak in Japanese. Understanding of language structure and culture is also assessed. Assessment items include role-plays, oral presentations, posters, maps, letters and creative writing.

Additional Information

Purchase of a Japanese/English Dictionary is not essential but recommended.