Japanese provides students with the
opportunity to reflect on their understanding
of the Japanese language and the
communities that use it, while also assisting
in the effective negotiation of experiences
and meaning across cultures and
languages. Students participate in a range of
interactions in which they exchange
meaning, develop intercultural
understanding and become active
participants in understanding and
constructing written, spoken and visual texts.
Students communicate with people from
Japanese-speaking communities to
understand the purpose and nature of
language and to gain understanding of
linguistic structures. They acquire language
in social and cultural settings and
communicate across a range of contexts for
a variety of purposes.
Students experience and evaluate a range
of different text types; reorganise their
thinking to accommodate other linguistic
and intercultural knowledge and textual
conventions; and create texts for a range of
contexts, purposes and audiences.
Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context.
In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from
each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100.
Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).