At Kingscliff High School we offer Japanese Continuers and Japanese Beginners. Please take a look at our Powerpoint – Japanese in the senior school for an overview of these course.
Our courses require students to have a computer they can use to access our online courses on moodle: http://web1.kingscliff-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/ .
As with all senior study, we assume a minimum of 30 minutes study / revision / homework is being done every night by students to keep up with the workload and master new vocabulary, kanji and grammar.
All of Beth’s class outlines can be found at: http://planbook.com/student?t=1032516&k=Japanese
We offer 2 Preliminary Japanese Courses at KHS. Both are ATAR courses.
Japanese Beginners and Japanese Continuers.
The Japanese Beginners course assumes that the student has studied no more than 100 hours in the target language.
It starts from the assumption that students know no Japanese. Over the course of 2 years, students work at an accelerated pace to reach a high standard of speaking, reading, writing and hearing Japanese.
As this course is generally taught as a composite with the Continuers Japanese class, a lot of the work is self regulated. Books and listening are supplied and the teacher is generally available for questions, clarification and practise.
The Japanese Continuers course continues on from the Japanese taught in Year 10. Studying Japanese to Year 10, being able to read and write hiragana, katakana and some kanji is assumed.
As this course is generally taught as a composite with the Beginners Japanese class, a lot of the work is self regulated. Books and listening are supplied and the teacher is generally available for questions, clarification and practise. This course is all available on Moodle and students are required to have access to a computer that can access the Moodle course.
Both Beginners and Continuers Japanese courses continue on from Year 11. Year 11 knowledge is used and built on. Moodle is still the main place to look for work and classes are still composite.
Students are encouraged to use Japanese as often as they can and to put in atleast 30 minutes of study a night to make sure they are comfortable with the work being learnt.