9JAPA

Year 9 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Sugiyama

This is an introductory course (for about two terms, 20 weeks ) to the Japanese language and culture. Students learn to greet others, introduce themselves in Japanese, give their name and age, say where they live, and express likes and dislikes. This course develops the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. In Term 1 students are introduced to the hiragana writing system.


Course Overview

Term 1
First semester, group 1

Students are going to learn Hiragana character.
They will be able to read and write the script by the end of term 2.

Students are going to learn how to greet, farewell, thanks and apology in Japanese.
They will be able to recognise and respond to classroom expressions and instructions.

Students will learn Japanese cultural aspects: annual events, popular culture (fashion, animations, food etc)

Term 2
continuous First semester, group 1

Students are continuously learning Hiragana character.
They will be able to read and write the script by the end of term 2.

Students are going to learn how to introduce themselves in Japanese.
They will develop their comprehension skills in listening and reading, recognizing: number, weather, city names in Japan, like and dislike, where you live.
Students will learn Japanese cultural aspects: annual events, popular culture (fashion, animations, food etc)

Term 3
Second semester group 2
 
Students are going to learn Hiragana character.
They will be able to read and write the script by the end of term 2.

Students are going to learn how to greet, farewell, thanks and apology in Japanese.
They will be able to recognise and respond to classroom expressions and instructions.

Students will learn Japanese cultural aspects: annual events, popular culture (fashion, animations, food etc)

Term 4
continuous Second semester group 2

Students are continuously learning Hiragana character.
They will be able to read and write the script by the end of term 2.

Students are going to learn how to introduce themselves in Japanese.
They will develop their comprehension skills in listening and reading, recognizing: number, weather, city names in Japan, like and dislike, where you live.

Students will learn Japanese cultural aspects: annual events, popular culture (fashion, animations, food etc)

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