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Japanese (A & B)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11JPA / 11JPB
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 1JAC10
SACE credits: 10

Prerequisites:

Year 10 Japanese C+.

Subject descriptor:

SACE Stage 1 Japanese is a full year course which aims to consolidate language skills acquired in previous years. Students will work with various textbooks. Students will be familiar with the structured format of the text and should have little difficulty in adapting to the slightly more complex nature of Japanese at Year 11 level.

Students will be encouraged to engage in oral, aural and written exchange, developing a greater understanding of how to express themselves in personal pieces of writing. Students will be particularly encouraged to develop Japanese speaking and listening skills, with the aim being to reduce to a minimum the amount of English spoken within the classroom.

A variety of activities will be undertaken and may include drama presentations, a Japanese barbeque, calligraphy and shared activities with Japanese exchange students.

Assessment:

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Interaction
  • Text Production
  • Text Analysis
  • Investigation

Students who successfully complete a full year of Japanese may continue on to Japanese at Stage 2.

Further information

Students may wish to join the Modbury High School Excursion to Japan departing in September, greatly enhancing their capacity to communicate in Japanese. The itinerary and relevant charges will be published early next year.

Students who study a language in year 12 are eligible to receive two extra points towards their ATAR.