NCEA Level 1 Japanese
Level 1
Number of Credits: up to 24

Entry Recommendations:  Completion of Year 10 Japanese or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course emphasises personal experience. Students learn to communicate about familiar situations and topics, such as the people in their lives, home and school routines, holidays, health and weather, entertainment and social arrangements. Students acquire language structures and language features to communicate successfully about present, past and future events, including giving reasons and expressing an opinion.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of spoken texts of most immediate relevance
  • Reading skills: understanding of written and visual texts of most immediate relevance
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using familiar language
  • Writing skills: communicating in writing on familiar topics

Course Costs: Approximately $85 to cover online subscriptions, competitions, course workbooks, kanji book.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Japanese or IB Japanese SL.

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

AS 90893
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 90894
Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a personal response
4 Credits
 
Presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 90895
Interact using spoken Japanese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
5 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 90896
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 90897
Write a variety of text types in Japanese on areas of most immediate relevance
5 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
Level 1 Japanese