10 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Murphy

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 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]).

Year 10 Japanese

Welcome to year 10 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 further basics of Japanese language. You will expand what you can say through learning new vocabulary and grammar, and develop your ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. 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           
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • School in Japan
  • Leisure time


Here is an example of a new year 10 language structure:

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

11 Japanese

This course leads on to full courses at NCEA level 1, 2, and 3.
Japanese is university entrance accredited subject, and is also offered by all major New Zealand universities.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $23 Education Perfect subscription (one payment for all languages)
Students will also need a 2B8 exercise book for coursework (approx. $2.00)

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $23.00

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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.