10 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett

Japanese at Year 10 scaffolds students towards the senior school. Akonga learn how to describe the world and the decisions they make, such as clothing, interests, and transport. Reading and writing opportunities increase, along with further investigation into traditional and contemporary cultural aspects - both samurai and JDM! The aim is to develop increasingly confident communicators who are curious about exploring all that Japan has to offer.

Course Overview

Semester A
- Jiko shoukai - Pepeha - Self introduction -
Talking about yourself
Developing understanding of Japanese geography and specialties
Reviewing hiragana

- Dare desu ka? - Ko wai tenei? - Who are you? -
Describing family members, and what life is like in a Japanese family
Daily life and making plans
Japanese history and festivals

- Boku wa ragubii wo shitai desu / E hiahia ana au ki te tākaro hutupōro / I want to play rugby -
Hobbies and sports
Talking about the future
Learning katakana and some kanji

- Doko desu ka? - Kei hea koe? - Where are you? -
Sightseeing in Japan
Shopping and travelling

Food and cooking

Semester B
This is a semester option. This means that it runs over approximately half the school year. The option will run in either the first or second half of the year.

There are continuing opportunities throughout the year to be involved in field trips, exchanges, and other Japanese activities.


Open Entry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Materials fee: $15


'The limits of my language are the limits of my world.'
Apart from dedicated career paths, such as interpreter, teacher, or translator, a language is a useful addition to any future pathway. Marketing, sales, law, medicine, health and lifestyle, and diplomatic careers all benefit from an additional worldview.