9 Japanese (Semester or Full Year)

Japanese 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. 
Content:

  • 1 or 2 major socio-cultural assignments
  • Asking and answering questions about oneself and others
  • Giving precise information about people, times and places
  • Revision of Hiragana script
  • Katakana script
  • Continue basic Kanji script
  • Continued development of basic linguistic skills
  • Topics covered include: going places, exploring art, creating stories