Japanese Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Sawyer

L3 Japanese

Level three Japanese will extend your ability to understand and communicate in Japanese beyond the comfort of familiar contexts. You will be challenged with a range of more complex tasks and “real life” language. You will be encouraged to question, compare and contrast, give advice and recommendations, express your personal point of view and evaluate the views of others on a variety of topics by stating your opinions and providing supporting evidence/examples.

 This course covers level three NCEA Japanese and leads to entry to tertiary study, and travel or work opportunities in Japan.

Topics covered include:

  1. Prepared spoken presentation

  2. Interaction and writing portfolios

  3. Listening and reading comprehension tasks

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have completed 3 Standards at Level 2 either internal or external. Alternative entry on a case by case basis in consultation with the teacher.

Assessment Information

Throughout the year there will be an opportunity to undertake three internal and two external achievement standards. Students can gain up to 24 University Approved credits at level 3 NCEA


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.