This course requires 2 options.

11 Japanese

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Murphy

Year 11 Japanese

Welcome to year 11 Japanese at EGGS!

Japan is known for its cultural influence on the world. From food, to anime and manga, to traditional clothing and decoration, Japan’s culture is unique and beautiful. Speaking Japanese opens the door to experiencing this new world of culture, history and tradition.

As NZ’s 4th largest trading partner, there are many opportunities for Kiwis to use Japanese both in Japan and at home.

In this course, you will study towards 5 credits at NCEA L1. The course will have a personal focus, where we develop skills to talk about ourselves. You will learn to communicate information, ideas, and opinions, covering topics such as:

  • Introducing and describing yourself
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Daily life
  • Leisure time 

   You will be entered into 1 standard: 1.3 Interaction (internal)

Here is an example of what we will study in year 11:

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Japanese. However we understand that students may have learnt Japanese in a number of different ways, therefore if you have other experience please talk to Miss J Murphy ([email protected]).

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $20 Education Perfect subscription (one payment for all languages)
Students must also purchase a 2B8 exercise book for classwork (approximately $2.00).

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $20.00


Entry to Year 12 and a variety of exchange, scholarship and career opportunities (due to the close ties between Japan and NZ and the fact that Japan is the 4th largest importer in the world and 12th in foreign investment).

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90895 v2
Japanese 1.3 - Interact using spoken Japanese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.