Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
The emphasis of the Japanese course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Japanese and to reflect and explore cultural perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and Japanese culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading, speaking, listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students continue to improve their ICT skills through word processing in Japanese, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in a language other than English. Topics covered include: Healthy Lifestyles, Travel and Tourism, Traditional and Modern lifestyles in Japan.
Bonus points are awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and a workbook at an approximate cost of $40.00 to $45.00.
Comprehending spoken and visual text.
Communicating in response to spoken and/or written and visual text.
Comprehending written and visual text.
Using language in spoken and/or written text.