9JAP

Japanese Year 9

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Takeda

Japanese at Year 9 continues to develop the skills of speaking and listening, with students being expected to create their own dialogues. The work builds on the topics introduced in Year 8, such as Self-introduction, likes and dislikes, hobbies and food. Students will also learn to read and type the hiragana scripts. As a part of learning to read Hiragana, anime and manga will be used. 

By the end of the Year 9 course, students will be able to;
•greet and farewell people appropriately.
•introduce yourself and your friends. (Name, age, nationality, where you live, telephone number, birthday, likes and dislikes, hobbies, etc.)
•say the time, days of the week, months, and dates.
• use the numbers 0 to 100.
• apologize and thank someone.
• understand classroom instructions.
• recognize and talk about when and where activities take place.
• talk about likes and dislikes – food, sports, leisure and school subjects
• identify the main islands and six cities in Japan.
• say something about life in Japan.
• read and type Hiragana and some Kanji

 Course Standards
9JAP001 Speaking
9JAP002 Listening
9JAP003 Reading
9JAP004 Writing

Course Overview

Term 1
• pronounce all the Japanese syllables correctly
• Read and write all Hiragana
• Read and write the words and sentences they learn in Hiragana and some Kanji.
• Greet and farewell appropriately
• Say their name, age, year level, where they come from, and birthday
• Say the numbers 1-99.
• Understand some simple questions
• Make a short self-introduction in Japanese
• Say and write four islands’ names and major cities of Japan
• Talk about Setsubun Festival and Girls’ Festival
• Ask questions about family
• Understand and respond to questions about their family
• Understand and follow basic classroom instructions in Japanese

Term 2
• Talk about hobbies: tell when, where and what leisure activities you do
• Ask about others’ way of spending their spare time
• Ask and tell about diet
• Ask and tell about school subjects
• Ask and tell what they like and dislike
• Ask and tell time
• Ask and tell months
• Write months in kanji
• Talk about kanji – Chinese characters
• Talk about Flower viewing and Children’s Day
• Enjoy the Japanese movie
• Talk about sports and leisure in Japan
• Talk about religion in Japan
• Talk about Japanese animations

Term 3
The same contents as the Term 1/2 course will be taught for the class who study Japanese in Terms 3/4.
• pronounce all the Japanese syllables correctly
• Read and write all Hiragana
• Read and write the words and sentences they learn in Hiragana and some Kanji.
• Greet and farewell appropriately
• Say their name, age, year level, where they come from, and birthday
• Say the numbers 1-99.
• Understand some simple questions
• Make a short self-introduction in Japanese
• Say and write four islands’ names and major cities of Japan
• Talk about Setsubun Festival and Girls’ Festival
• Ask questions about family
• Understand and respond to questions about their family
• Understand and follow basic classroom instructions in Japanese

Term 4
The same contents as the Term 1/2 course will be taught for the class who study Japanese in Terms 3/4.
• Talk about hobbies: tell when, where and what leisure activities you do
• Ask about others’ way of spending their spare time
• Ask and tell about diet
• Ask and tell about school subjects
• Ask and tell what they like and dislike
• Ask and tell time
• Ask and tell months
• Write months in kanji
• Talk about kanji – Chinese characters
• Talk about Flower viewing and Children’s Day
• Enjoy the Japanese movie
• Talk about sports and leisure in Japan
• Talk about religion in Japan
• Talk about Japanese animations

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Assessment Information

There will be two speaking and listening tests over the two terms as the focus of the Year 9 Japanese is oral communication. The reading test is the Hiragana script test and the writing assignment is to publish a book online about yourself and your family.

Pathway

In a world of global trade, one of the job options for speakers of Japanese is in the field of imports and exports. Political Scientist is another option.
A career in this field offers the opportunity to witness and influence international policy. Teaching the language and working as a translator is also a possibility.

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