Teacher in Charge:Recommended Prior Learning
Year 9 Japanese, or HOD approval
The language learnt in Year 9 will be developed further. Emphasis is still on the skills of communication. Students will learn katakana writing system, more kanji and grammatical structures and extend their vocabulary so that they can communicate about the New Zealand lifestyle in Japanese. Knowledge of Japanese culture is also extended, and students will have the chance to use their Japanese language skills if involved in the Burnside‑Imakane scheme.
By studying Japanese students will gain insights into Asia not usually available to speakers of English. They will become more broad-minded, employable people. New Zealand has strong economic ties with Japan, still one of our largest trading partners. New Zealanders who can speak Japanese and understand Japanese culture are advantaged in many areas such as business, tourism, trade and industry, and government departments.
Year 10 Japanese is an entry requirement for Year 11 Japanese.
Workbooks approximately $25 available to assist students learning of Japanese.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.