12 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Murphy

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 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 12 Japanese 

Welcome to year 12 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 20 credits at NCEA L2. The course will have a ‘youth matters’ focus, where we develop our ability to communicate in depth. You will learn to express and justify ideas, through giving detail and connecting your ideas. We will cover topics such as:

  • Exchange trips
  • Health and leisure
  • Traditions

You will be entered into 4 standards:

2.1 Listening (external)

2.3 Interaction (internal)

2.4 Reading (external)

2.5 Writing (internal)

Here is an example of language we will study in level 2:

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Japanese

Entry to Year 13. Japan is the 4th largest importer in the world and 12th in foreign investment. This, combined with the close ties between Japan and NZ, provides a variety of exchange, scholarship and career opportunities.

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 or refill and binder for classwork (approximately $2.00).

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $20.00

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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.