Japanese 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett


If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

Japanese at Level 3 combines all that has been learnt so far with new vocabulary and some new structures. The aim is to develop a varied and flexible use of the language, where students choose from the language options available to communicate. As always there is a focus on communication and an appreciation of culture. Students have the opportunity to co-construct the topics, thereby making them more meaningful.

Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Japanese: revision of Level 2 vocabulary and grammar
Kyoumi ga aru no? (Are you interested?): Co-construction of the 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: Investigation of topics and related language aspects. 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: Topics covered may include: the use of technology; teenage issues; career plans; looking after the environment; travelling etc.
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Speech-Language Therapist, Interpreter, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator

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., Case Manager, Diplomat, Event Management, Flight Attendant, Foreign Policy Officer, Historian, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Business, Interpreter, Journalist, Media, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Tourism, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Workplace Relations Adviser

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