Stage 2

Japanese Beginners

Assumed Knowledge

Japanese at Beginners Level is designed for students who completed Stage 1 Japanese at Beginners level​.


Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better. Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Japanese at Beginners Level: ​Japanese at Beginners level is designed for senior secondary students with no prior knowledge or experience of the language (whether spoken or written) who wish to begin their study of the language at Stage 1. SACE eligibility criteria must be met to undertake Beginners /Continuers in Japanese Beginners.

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship.

Related Subject
Subject Description

Stage 2 at Japanese at Beginners Level is designed for students who have completed Stage 1 Japanese Beginners. Students will have studied Japanese at Beginners level for 200 to 240 hours by the time they have completed Stage 2.

In Stage 2 Japanese at Beginners Level students explore the three themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Japanese speaking Communities’. Students develop and apply their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to interact with others, create texts and analyze texts in Japanese. Topics are organised to suit students’ needs and interests and include: Family life, home and neighbourhood, Friends, recreation and pastimes, People, places and communities, Future plans and aspirations and Holidays, travel and tourism.
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. 

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion.

Assessment Type 1:

Interaction Study: ​Interacting in spoken Japanese and presentation and discussion in Japanese.

Assessment Type 2:

Text Production: ​Writing texts in Japanese and responding to written texts in Japanese.

Assessment Type 3:

Text Analysis: Analysing spoken texts and analysing written texts​.

Assessment Type 4:

External Assessment: An oral examination and a 2 hour written examination​.

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