Japan plays an important role in the Asia-Pacific region and makes significant contributions to the area’s economic, political and diplomatic climate. Japan and Australia have a close relationship, trading resources in economics, education and tourism. In addition to this, the influence of Japanese culture on modern Australian society is evident in areas such as fashion, food, popular culture, technology and the arts.
Japan’s geographical proximity to Australia makes it easy to access and facilitate communication between the two countries. In particular, Burpengary State Secondary College encourages students to interact with, and develop genuine relationships with people from Japan through video conferencing and annual visits from a sister schools (Japan trip). These relationships and the general study of Japanese foster cultural awareness, tolerance and empathy for people from other countries.
What it will help students do
The ability to interact effectively with people from other cultures, along with intercultural competence, enables students to become active and informed citizens in a global world.
Another key aspect of Japanese language learning is communication. In addition to learning the linguistic elements of a language, students participate in a range of interactions allowing them to develop skills in exchanging and negotiating meaning in various contexts.
Out of class requirements
Homework completed as required.
What’s important for this subject
An enthusiasm to learn about a different culture, the relationship between Australia and Japan and a desire to speak Japanese.
Course Outline & Assessment
|Unit 1: My Town|
Writing and Listening Exam
Unit 1: Health and Fitness|
Reading and Writing Exam
Unit 2: Youth Culture|
Writing and Speaking Exam
Unit 2: My Future|
Listening and Writing Exam
|Japanese - B in Semester 1 Year 10 Japanese|
Various excursions related to units studied