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Japanese / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact in whole-class and small group activities that involve seeking information from peers or the teacher, asking and responding to questions, making requests, and asking for and providing clarification

[Key concepts: discussion, reflection, suggestion; Key processes: suggesting, clarifying, responding, requesting]


  • using modelled structures in simple and compound sentences, and cohesive devices such as だから, でも to state opinions, make suggestions or provide clarification
  • asking and responding to questions such as テストはいつですか。 きょうゲームをしますか。 ロッカーに行ってもいいですか。(なん)ページですか。
  • participating in class activities such as word, board or digital games, using phrases such as わたしの ばん、みぎ、ひだり、ざんねん、つぎは だれ?
  • obtaining additional information from the teacher and peers by requesting repetition or clarification or by asking how to say something in Japanese, for example, 日本語(にほんご)(なん)ですか。
  • expressing their responses to learning and using Japanese, such as by detailing preferences, likes and dislikes in relation to aspects of the experience, for example, かんじはむずかしいですが、おもしろいです。
  • enquiring about and describing the location of classroom items and materials using prepositions, for example, ワークシートはどこにありますか。テーブルのうえにあります。
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Conversations,  Questions (Sentences),  Japanese language

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