Japanese - Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett

Japanese at Level 1 prepares students for communication between friends and family. Akonga learn about family and everyday life, travel, and getting around their hometown.  The aim is to develop functional communicators who can share their interests, and make new mates.

Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Japanese: revision of Level 10 vocabulary and grammar
Kyoumi ga aru no? (Are you interested?): Brainstorming of topics for the year.
Let's talk about it!: Oral Presentation at term's end.

Term 2
Yeah, write!: Introduction to the writing portfolio
The business: Topics include family, directions, and school. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all important.
Exams: Mid-year

Term 3
Yeah, write!: Writing portfolio continues, and is due at the end of this term. 
Speak up: Some students may be offered the opportunity to complete the Interact (spoken) portfolio.
Ongoing business: Further topics are health, travel, and holidays.
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision


Japanese - Level 2

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.


Open Entry - 10JA preferred

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90893 v2 Japanese 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90894 v2 Japanese 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a personal response
Term: , Week:
A.S. 90896 v2 Japanese 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90897 v2 Japanese 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Japanese on areas of most immediate relevance
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Translator, Editing and Publishing, Automotive Industry, International Business and Marketing, Diplomacy, Teaching, Law, Sales, Customer Service. Complements careers in Law, Finance and Economy, Engineering, Counselling and more., Writer, Historian, Social Work, Journalist, Marine Biologist, Clergyman, Ministry of Fisheries, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Kapa Haka Tutor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Exhibition - Carving, Weaving, Painting, Sculptor, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Business pers

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