Prerequisites: Year 9 Japanese
Discovering a new culture is an immensely enriching experience. The study of Japanese as a second language gives you access to a whole new world and the chance to meet new people. Overseas travel becomes more rewarding when you can communicate with the local people.
In addition to the rich cultural benefits that are coupled with learning a second language, an increasing number of employment opportunities become accessible. In a world where companies are constantly expanding overseas and dealing with clients from all over the world, bilingualism is highly regarded.
Universities have indicated that they strongly support initiatives that encourage students to study a language in their final years of schooling. The Victorian Baccalaureate has been awarded to students as of 2014 in support of the Victorian Government’s objectives to encourage more students to include a second language in their senior program.
Year 10 Japanese students are required to use the course and activity book Hai! Ima!
Topics of study include:
Students will develop their oral, written, comprehension and aural skills through engagement with a range of authentic and practical tasks. In the later years, Japanese language students will have the opportunity to develop their spoken language skills and cultural knowledge through participation in the College Study Tour to Japan.
NOTE: It is expected that students choosing a Language will choose the subject in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. A Student would not be advised to choose a Language at VCE unless they have studied the subject in both semesters.