NCEA Level 2 Japanese

12JAP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Prasertdee

There is a continued emphasis at NCEA Level 2 on realistic communicative use of the Japanese language.

Speaking and listening skills developed in previous years will be extended; the scope of the work is much wider because students are more competent in the language.

Note: 2.3 Interact is optional.

In NCEA Level 2 Japanese, the emphasis moves away from describing one’s own lifestyle to studying Japanese language and culture in more detail. The “plain” form of language and many more grammatical structures used in everyday life and conversation are introduced. This enables students to understand ordinary conversational Japanese more easily and to express their own opinions.

The main topics covered are:

Leisure Activities

Family Life

School Life

Travel

Students thinking of going into the business world or a government department could combine a language with economics, accounting, mathematics or computer and information science courses. Language training not only provides a cultural experience, but also helps to develop a literate person with an enquiring, adaptable mind.



Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Japanese

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery only


Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 Japanese, or HOD approval


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91133 v3 Japanese 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on familiar matters
2
E
5
A.S. 91134 v2 Japanese 2.3 - Interact using spoken Japanese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
2
I
5
A.S. 91135 v2 Japanese 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates information, ideas and opinions
2
I
4
A.S. 91136 v3 Japanese 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Japanese text(s) on familiar matters
2
E
5
A.S. 91137 v2 Japanese 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Japanese to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Writer, Historian, Social Work, Translator, Journalist, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Tutor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Editor, Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Policy Analyst, Flight Attendant