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Curriculum 2022



Subject Name Japanese
Year Level 8
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Kirsten Wissell


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.


 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.