St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 1 Japanese

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Vincent.

Recommended Prior Learning

- Year 9+10 Japanese

十一年生 日本語

Year 11 Japanese

Subject Overview

Term 1
Me and My Universe - All about us and our daily lives such as general facts (name, age, nationality) and personal facts (likes, dislikes, family) TBC

My Home, Your Home - Daily life in a Japanese home compared with daily life in a New Zealand home TBC

Term 2
Welcome to St Mary's! - Welcoming a Japanese student to St Mary's and talking about what a day in school looks like in Aotearoa VS Japan TBC

What do you want to be? - Talking about what we are doing in our lives now and thinking forward to what we want to be/do in the future TBC

Term 3
Getting around Tokyo - Learning how to get around different towns and the way you can ask and listen for directions when making plans and if you get lost in Japan TBC

Going gift shopping while in tokyo - Learning about the cultural significance of buying and giving gifts and asking for items while out shopping with reasons why. TBC

Term 4
Revision for NCEA externals TBC

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

Standards subject to change.


Level 2 Japanese

Career Pathways

Chef, Historian, Flight Attendant, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Editor, Foreign Policy Officer, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Immigration Officer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Language Perfect for $20
1x 1H4 Book for in-class notes and writing


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

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