Japanese Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Takeda

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 13 credits in Level 1 Japanese, including passes in 1.4 (Reading) and 1.5 (Writing)

This course builds on the skills and knowledge that has been learned in previous years. More advanced language is learned for each function. The topics covered are: family and school life in Japan.

Course Overview

Term 1
• Say what you do as
preparation for future events
• Say the purpose of what you do
• Say what you like/don’t like doing
• Say what you want to try
• Ask someone to do something for you
• Explain what to do something
• Give directions and instructions
• Talk about your daily routine
• Say what you are able to do
• Say you have finished doing something
• Say you regret about what you have done

Term 2
• Say when you do things
• Ask about, express probability and uncertainty
• Talk about your experience
• Make comparison
• Express the conditional
• Giving and Receiving
• Express limitation
• Express occasional events/activities

Term 3
• Say not to do something
• Say when and what you do
• Say what people say
• Comment about future events/activities
• Say what you think
• Express stages of action
• Report what someone has said or written
• Describing more detail of people, objects, events and activities
• Express intention
• Express probability and uncertainty

Term 4
 Compare and contrast people, places and things
 Describe people, places, things and experiences
 Recognise and respond to descriptions of how something is done
 Describe how something is done
 Recognise, ask about and express purpose
 Recognise and respond to descriptions of a sequence of activities and events
 Describe activities and events in sequence
 Report what someone said or wrote
 Recognise gift-giving conventions, including the use of formal, polite language
 Recognise, ask about, and express probability and uncertainty

Learning Areas:


Detailed Course Outline

Japanese Level 3

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.

Career Pathways

Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Speech-Language Therapist, Flight Attendant, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Journalist, Interpreter, Editor, Foreign Policy Officer, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Hotel/Motel Manager, Immigration Officer, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator