NCEA Level 2 Japanese – not offered in 2019
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 19

Entry Recommendations: Completion of NCEA Level 1 Japanese or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course moves from the immediate self, emphasised at Level 1, to focusing on perspectives of others. Students further develop linguistic and intercultural competence acquired in Level 1 Japanese. They learn to convey and exchange information, ideas and opinions about familiar situations and topics, such as future plans, education, Japanese food and customs, leisure and latest trends in Japan.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of spoken texts on familiar matters
  • Reading skills: understanding of written and visual texts on familiar matters
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using effective language
  • Writing skills: communicating in writing about a variety of familiar topics

Course Costs: Approximately $80 to cover kanji book, activity book, online subscription and competitions.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Japanese.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91133
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on familiar matters
5 Credits
AS 91134
Interact using spoken Japanese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
5 Credits - optional
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91135
Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates information, ideas and opinions
4 Credits - optional
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91136
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Japanese text(s) on familiar matters
5 Credits
AS 91137
Write a variety of text types in Japanese to convey information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts
5 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
Level 2 Japanese