12JP

Level 2 Japanese

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Vincent.

The course continues to develop the skills needed to understand and use every day written and spoken Japanese. The course is being able to communicate effectively in less familiar contexts. Students have to be committed to learning vocabulary and language features, and to preparing their portfolios for internal assessments. Cultural studies are integrated into the course. All standards are at Level 2.

The topics covered in level 2 are broader than in level 1. We will do a lot of comparisons between Aotearoa culture and Japanese culture.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Introductory unit - A review of year 11 Japanese with a focus on vocabulary and grammar needed for each student.

Homestay - A unit exploring the cultural and language knowledge needed for a homestay in Japan or to be a good host sibling. With a focus on daily life and the expectations of a homestay, you will be fully prepared for your own potential homestay!

Trip to Japan/Around the city - Explore around a Japanese city, taking recommendations of places to go and see while you're there. Learn how to talk about what others have told you and how to plan for an amazing day around a Japanese city!

Term 2
Education in Comparison - An expansion on the year 11 school topic. This focuses on the expectations of a Japanese school system in comparison with Aotearoa. Learn and explore education at all ages and how to talk about the stresses and the fun of your education experience.

Food and Dining out - Japanese cuisine is known for being delicious and filled with interesting flavours. Learn how to write and talk about how you enjoy food and learn how to understand recipes in Japanese (and make a few too!)

Term 3
Celebrations! - Japanese festivals and celebrations are exciting and filled with interesting things that you may have never experienced. Learn how to respectfully talk about big moments in a persons life in Japanese.

Reporting on an event - We love to talk about the things that happen to us but how can we recount a story of joy or a tale of sorrow to a friend and make it capture everyone's attention? In this unit, we recount what happened, where, who, why and your opinion on it!

Term 4
Preparation for external assessment

Recommended Prior Learning

Study of Japanese in Year 11.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for Language Perfect
1X 1H5 notebook

Pathway

Assessment Information

The assessment system is similar than in level 1.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91133 v3
NZQA Info
Japanese 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on familiar matters
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91134 v2
NZQA Info
Japanese 2.3 - Interact using spoken Japanese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91135 v2
NZQA Info
Japanese 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates information, ideas and opinions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91136 v3
NZQA Info
Japanese 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Japanese text(s) on familiar matters
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91137 v2
NZQA Info
Japanese 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Japanese to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.