Japanese (Jap - Full Year)

This course is available for Year 9 students in 2022

Course Description: An introductory course which aims to develop the students' competence and confidence to use the language in a range of everyday situations through the development of the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also required to learn the writing systems of hiragana and katakana. 

Students are introduced to the varied cultural and social differences of the Japanese to broaden their understanding and acceptance of another culture. Students have the opportunity to meet, interact with and host Japanese students who visit each year from our sister schools. 

The Year 9 course is a prerequisite for the Year 10 course and Japanese is available through to Year 13, NCEA Level 3.

Contact Person: Ms Miura ykm@shirley.school.nz