Year 10 Japanese

Subject Description

Our Year 10 course builds on the topics covered in Year 9 and prepares you for interacting confidently in daily life situations. You will learn how to read and write using katakana script and kanji characters (Chinese characters) as well as continuing to use hiragana script. You will learn to discuss your daily activities, your likes and dislikes, and how to describe your friends and family.

An important part of all lessons is the cultural component. You will enjoy exploring both traditional and modern cultural aspects such as Fashion, music and food, and meeting students from our Japanese exchange schools.

This course gives you an excellent basis for NCEA Levels 1-3 and beyond.
New Zealand is part of the global economy and knowledge of Japanese can prepare you for a career in tourism, trade, media, marketing, diplomacy, interpreting, broadcasting, hospitality, music, and financing.
From Year 11 there are many exchange opportunities (both short and long term) available if you are interested in going to Japan to study.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x 1H5 square grid book for in-class work, $20 for language perfect

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Japanese



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.

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