9 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett

An introduction to the fascinating language and culture of one of New Zealand’s most important trading partners. Offered through to Year 13.

Course Overview

Term 1
During this option students will be able to do the following in Japanese:
- introduce themselves and others
- discuss ages, birthdays, and other topics relating to numbers
- ask and answer about likes and dislikes
- recognise and begin to write in hiragana, one of the Japanese scripts
- learn about, make, and eat Japanese food
- inquire into Japanese traditional and contemporary culture

Term 2
This option runs for approximately 10 weeks. It will take place across one of the four terms in the school year.

Learning Areas:



10 Japanese

Career Pathways

Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Flight Attendant, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Counsellor, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant, Minister of Religion, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Musician, Technical Writer, Editor, Corrections Officer, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Historian, Immigration Officer, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator