JAPANESE

Year 7

This is a beginners’ course that caters for students with minimal or no prior learning of Japanese. This course requires students to respond to and produce spoken Japanese, read and write Hiragana and some Kanji. Topics include greetings, classroom commands, personal information, family and nationalities. Assessment tasks and classwork are equally important in evaluating student performance. Students are required to extract information from a variety of listening sources and develop skills that require them to write short passages in Japanese. Communication and comprehension skills are evenly weighted in the production of grades.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

Year 8

Japanese Continuing

Students continue to consolidate the Hiragana script and are formally taught Katakana. Students continuing Japanese during Year 8 will be introduced to topics that extend beyond their personal world and they will learn a greater number of Kanji (characters derived from the Chinese writing system) and the two Japanese syllabaries, Hiragana and Katakana. It is essential that students learn to read and write using all three systems.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

Japanese Accelerated

This is a beginners’ course that offers students the opportunity to continue studying Japanese in Year 9 and beyond. It is a combination of the Year 7 and Year 8 syllabus and aims to develop the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On familiar topics, students engage in real or simulated conversations, understand the main idea of texts presented orally, read and understand short passages and write, with assistance, a short paragraph.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

 

JAPANESE PATHWAY AT GGS

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Japanese
Timbertop - Year 9