Level 2 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr G. White

Recommended Prior Learning

It is highly recommended that you already have the conversational language in both writing and speaking to ensure you get the best out of this course. This may have been achieved by speaking and communicating in Japanese with friends, using vocabulary from Japanese music and/or film or completing the Level 1 Japanese course. 

If you are unsure if this course is for you, please see Mrs Sime or Mr White for support.

Japan continues to be one of our largest trading partners, achievement at this level leads to employment opportunities in tourism and business and/or further study at a tertiary level.

NCEA Level 2 Japanese broadens the base of cultural understanding and the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to convey information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts.

Students will have the opportunity to join the Short Term Exchange Trip to Japan. This includes a tour as well as a visit to our sister school, Takasaki Higashi High School.

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Japanese

Students who choose the Level 2 Japanese language could have the opportunity to take the Japanese Language further into Year 13 and tertiary studies. Career pathways for languages can consist of translator/interpreter roles, there are also opportunities for foreign language intelligence roles and language teachers.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 Exercise book

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