Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

09 Japanese 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Reina Mollgaard.

Year Nine Japanese is a half-year long course for three periods per week. Students can study Japanese through all Levels of NCEA, and taken for Scholarship.

References will be to the course workbook and Hiragana alphabet workbook.
Course objectives
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
1. greet and farewell people, apologize and thank someone appropriately.
2. introduce oneself and have basic conversation about personal information;
Name, age, nationality, residency, telephone number, birthday, zodiac sign, school year. level etc.
3. recognize three different writing systems and master the basic Japanese alphabets, Hiragana.
4. master the numbers in kanji, Chinese characters.
5. gain certain knowledge about Japan and Japanese culture:
• identify the main islands and six cities in Japan.
• say something about life in Japan.
• understand the cultural events in Japan and New Zealand.
6. understand classroom instructions.

Cultural activities
1. Japanese origami (paper folding)
2. calligraphy
3. traditional Japanese games




10 Japanese 1 (Table A) 4 lessons per week for the whole year

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*9JP1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $15
Costs include annual subscription to Education Perfect and a workbook
Notebook: 1E5
Please note: Education Perfect is an interactive vocabulary website based on NCEA requirements, which is an excellent resource for vocabulary learning.