Japanese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Initiate and sustain interactions to share experiences, personal opinions, aspirations, thoughts and feelings and to discuss aspects of young people’s experience

[Key concepts: discussion, social experience, popular culture, views; Key processes: interacting, responding, comparing, expressing opinions]


  • comparing experiences of teenage life and expressing opinions and aspirations, for example, 行きたいです。先生になりたいです。 つまらないとおもいます 。
  • sharing information about significant or special events in their own life and comparing with those of Japanese teenagers, such as birthdays, holidays, celebrations, sporting events and festivals, for example, 土曜日はぼくのたん生日パーティーでした。 どうでしたか。 たくさん友だちが来て、 たのしかったです。
  • developing strategies to initiate and sustain interactions, such as asking for clarification or confirmation, acknowledging and showing interest, using appropriate gestures and expressions such as あいづち, ああ そうですか。いいですね。そうですね。 へえ。はい うん。
  • maintaining and extending conversations by requesting additional information, asking appropriate questions, and using conversation fillers such as いつしますか。だれとしますか。 どうですか。
  • providing evidence or reasons to justify own opinions or planned actions, for example, べんりです。 だからコンビニで()いものをします。
  • communicating with one another and with other young Japanese speakers via email, online conferencing or school-based exchanges about shared interests such as popular culture, sports and special events, or comparing aspects of school or home life, for example, (わたし)のしゅみはスポーツです。山川(やまかわ)さんはスポーツをしますか。私はスーパーでアルバイトをしています。 デービッドさんはアルバイトをしていますか。 or ぶかつに入っていますか。
  • using appropriate levels of formality for everyday exchanges such as greetings, introductions and apologies, for example, こんにちは。おそくなってすみません。ごめんね!、 and for thanking, inviting or congratulating one another, for example, メールをどうもありがとう。 いっしょにカラオケをしませんか。
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Conversations,  Japanese language

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