JAPANESE SECOND LANGUAGE

This subject is for students of non-Japanese speaking background, or those who have completed no more than seven years of first language study prior to Year 11. According to current VCAA rules, some Japanese Nationals may be eligible for this course. 

Unit 1: Semester 1

Students continue to extend their knowledge and skills under the prescribed themes of: The Individual, The Japanese Speaking Community and The Changing World.

Unit 1 involves the study of topics such as: self-introductions, education systems and school activities, festivals and special events.

The student is expected to: converse in Japanese on a range of different topics, be familiar with different styles of writing, be able to extract relevant details from a range of spoken or written texts and extend their knowledge of the Kanji characters. Students undertake a range of coursework assessment tasks throughout the unit.

Weekly individual sessions with our native language assistant are provided for each student which helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Classwork (40%)
2. Coursework (30%)
3. Examination (30%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

Students continue to extend their knowledge and skills under the prescribed themes of The Individual, The Japanese Speaking Community and The Changing World.

Unit 2 involves the study of topics such as: leisure and fitness, health and sickness, and social and environmental issues such as bullying, protecting the environment.

The student is expected to: participate in spoken and written exchanges; extract information from spoken and written texts and give expression to real and imaginary experiences. More Kanji are introduced and students are expected to consolidate their knowledge of these.

Students undertake a range of coursework assessment tasks throughout the unit. 

Weekly individual sessions with the native language assistant are provided for each student which helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Classwork (40%)
2. Coursework (30%)
3. Examination (30%)

Unit 3: Semester 1

Students continue to extend their knowledge and skills under the prescribed themes of The Individual, The Japanese Speaking Community and The Changing World.

Unit 3 involves the study of Traditional Japan and Contemporary Japan.

The student is expected to: exchange information, opinions and experiences, produce a variety of written texts, analyse information from spoken texts and consolidate their knowledge of Kanji. 

The student undertakes a detailed study during Units 3 and 4 which is examined at the end of the year.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

Unit 4: Semester 2

Unit 4 involves the study of Human Relations including topics such as ideals, lifestyles and gender roles. The student is expected to: analyse and use information from written texts, respond to spoken and written texts and continue to consolidate their knowledge of Kanji.
Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework – Unit 3 (25%)
2. Coursework – Unit 4 (25%)
3. Oral Examination (12.5%)
4. Written Examination (37.5%)

 

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