Japanese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Engage in discussions and comparisons of young people’s interests, activities and lifestyles

[Key concepts: perspectives, relationships, youth culture, social practices; Key processes: discussing, describing, reciprocating]


  • engaging in face-to-face or online discussions with Japanese-speaking peers using descriptive and expressive language to describe significant events, special occasions or milestones in their lives, such as スクール・フォーマルでおどったり、写真(しゃしん)をとったりします。ですから、たくさん人が来るでしょう
  • exchanging ideas with peers or online Japanese-speaking contacts, presenting and expressing personal views on contemporary issues such as environmental sustainability, education or youth culture, considering the relationship between culture and context, for example, 日本のリサイクルはかなりきびしいです。けれども、かんきょうにいいと(おも)います。J-pop K-pop はオーストラリアで人気(にんき)があります。
  • initiating and sustaining conversation by using appropriate あいづち, inviting contributions or asking for clarification, using culturally appropriate patterns of language and interaction, for example, すみません。あ、それはいいですね。どう思いますか。それは~ですか/ね。
  • discussing their responsibilities at home and at school and comparing with those of young people in Japan, noting the importance of community and collaboration in Japan, for example, in relation to tasks such as cleaning classrooms after school
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
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Conversations,  Japanese language

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