Japanese - Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett

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


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.

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. 91553 v2 Japanese 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Japanese texts
A.S. 91554 v1 Japanese 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
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A.S. 91556 v1 Japanese 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Japanese texts
A.S. 91557 v1 Japanese 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Japanese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 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., 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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