Stage 2

Japanese Continuers

Assumed Knowledge

Japanese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time they have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge.​


Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better.​

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship.

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Subject Description

​In Stage 2 Japanese at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an understanding of how Japanese is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts.


In Japanese Continuers, students have opportunities to:

  • interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences

  • create texts in Japanese to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions

  • analyse texts to interpret meaning

  • examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

At Stage 2, students explore a range of topics through three themes:  the Individual, the Japanese-speaking Communities and the Changing World. Topics covered include: Personal identity, Cities in Japan, Significant Japanese People and Technology. Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with The Japanese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes. 
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:

Folio: Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis)​.

Assessment Type 2:

In-depth Study: An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English​.

Assessment Type 3:

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

Assessment Type 4:


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