NCEA Level 2 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: H. Horsley

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful Completion of Year 11 Japanese. 

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).


  • Show understanding of less familiar spoken Japanese (AS 2.1);
  • Show understanding of less familiar written Japanese (AS 2.4);
  • Produce 2 pieces of written Japanese with resources (AS 2.5);
  • Present a 2 minute (minimum) speech in Japanese (AS 2.2); and
  • Present 2 pieces of interaction in Japanese (AS 2.3).

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trip: 

  • NCEA Japanese Workshop at University of Canterbury
  • Japan tour every 2 years (optional)




NCEA Level 3 Japanese

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course contribution: Student workbook $15

Pathway Tags

Case Manager, Diplomat, Event Management, Flight Attendant, Foreign Policy Officer, Historian, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Business, Interpreter, Journalist, Media, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Tourism, Tour Guide, Translator, Travel Agent/Adviser, Workplace Relations Adviser


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.