- Eligibility SACE eligibility criteria apply to the subject, see downloads
About the subject
The Stage 2 Japanese Beginners course is the continuation of the Stage 1 Japanese Beginners course. Students will continue to develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Japanese language. By end of this course students will have sufficient language skills to be able to communicate in Japanese on a range of everyday topics as detailed below.
Additionally, students will develop their inter-cultural understandings by reflecting on aspects their own culture and that of Japanese language speakers:
Students explore the three interconnected themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Japanese speaking Communities’. Students develop their ability to communicate and interact in a variety of contexts for a range of purposes, within and across languages and cultures.
Eligibility - SACE eligibility criteria apply to the subject, see downloads
This course is for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language.
The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 2 Japanese Beginners:
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Assessment Type 4: Examination (30%). The examination consists of two assessments:
The oral examination is designed to assess primarily students’ knowledge and skill in using spoken Japanese. The oral examination takes approximately 10 minutes and has two sections.
The 2½-hour written examination, plus 10 minutes’ reading time, has three sections:
The examinations will be graded by external assessors with reference to performance standards.
Students are allowed to use monolingual and/or bilingual printed dictionaries in the written examination.
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