Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

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

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Reina Mollgaard.


Gain Achieved or above in at least 3 of the 4 Assessments in year 9 (9JP1) course

OR HoF approval.

The students will learn how to understand, speak, read and write Japanese as it applies to:

  • Personal information
  • Classroom and school life
  • Dates
  • Days
  • Out and about
  • Family
  • Describing people
  • Daily routine

All hiragana and katakana should be known by the end of the year.

Vocabulary and unit tests, examinations.

Approximate equal value will be given to the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Japanese is an Asian language with few links to other languages.  It provides a contrast in structure and vocabulary with European languages.  The scripts used for NCEA Level 1 are hiragana, katakana and some Kanji.


Year 10 (Table A) full year options - 4 lessons per week for the whole year, Languages


11 Japanese 1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*10JP1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $30
Includes the cost for a workbook and Education Perfect
Please note: Education Perfect is an interactive vocabulary website based on NCEA requirements, which is an excellent resource for vocabulary learning.