9JPN

Year 9 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: H. Horsley

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:

  • An introduction to Japanese Language and Culture
  • Lasting 14 weeks
  • Learning starter language
  • Getting to know the culture
  • Japanese can then be taken to Year 13 (NCEA Level 3 and Scholarship)

You will learn:

  • about aspects of Japanese culture
  • how to recognise Hiragana, one of three Japanese alphabets
  • how to pronounce Japanese words
  • simple language used when meeting someone for the first time and how to give information about yourself such as your name, age, nationality, sports you play, phone number, where you live and food/drink you like and dislike. Body Parts, colours, animals,


METHODS OF LEARNING:

Oral introduction and learning how to recognise the characters of the Hiragana alphabet are major parts of this course.  Stories and pictures are used to help students remember these. Language patterns are taught using a variety of games, songs, chants and quizzes. Also, students access online programmes to learn, memorise, play games and test new vocabulary, hiragana and greetings.


WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD?

Japanese language can be studied at every level from Year 9 to Year 13.  From Year 13 students can progress to University or Polytechnics/Ara to continue their Japanese language study.  For those with a real interest in Japanese language and culture, there are many opportunities to travel to Japan both while at school and after leaving school.  Every two years there is a tour to Japan organised by the school.  Students can also apply for AFS Scholarships and self-funding exchange programmes.


OTHER DETAILS:

Kunei Girls High School Scholarship(9 months in Japanese High School))

JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test – A world-wide Japanese test )

AFS Scholarships


2019 Group in front of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto


Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.