JAPANESE 8   1 or 2 semesters

Japanese in Year 8 aims to encourage in the students a respect for, and understanding of, other languages and cultures, and to provide a skills base to facilitate further language learning. Japanese is a modern, dynamic language from a country with close economic and business ties to Australia. Additionally, Japan has a rich and diverse cultural history to explore and compare to build intercultural understanding.

  • Introducing oneself and others
  • Numbers
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Hiragana script
  • Basic Kanji script
  • Development of basic linguistic skills
  • Topics covered include: Family, weather and seasons, expressing opinion