Japanese Continuers

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaLanguages
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteSuccessful completion of Stage 1 Japanese Continuers
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who desire to explore the Japanese language and culture further, and to be more confident in communicating in Japanese. Students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully with people across cultures. Students are given opportunities to develop knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the Japanese language and culture in relation to their own. Students reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs, and values, and develop an understanding of how culture and identity are expressed through language.

Enrolment is subject to eligibility criteria set by the SACE Board (contact OAC for details) and subject entry is to be negotiated with an OAC Languages leader.

What will I learn?

Students are expected to develop and apply their linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to:

1. interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions, and experiences in Japanese

2. create texts in Japanese to express information, feelings, ideas, and opinions

3. analyse texts that are in Japanese to interpret meaning

4. examine relationships between language, culture, and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

  • The Individual
  • The Japanese-speaking Communities
  • The Changing World

How will I be assessed?

School Assessment -70%:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio, consisting of an oral interaction, text production and text analysis - 50%
  • Assessment Type 2: In-Depth Study, consisting of an oral presentation in Japanese, a written response in Japanese and a written reflective response in English - 20%

External Assessment -30%

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination - 30%
    • The oral examination takes approximately 15 minutes and has two sections:
      • Section 1: General Conversation
      • Section 2: Discussion of the In-depth study
    • The 2 hour written examination, plus 10 minutes reading time, has three sections:
      • Section I: Listening and Responding
      • Section II: Reading and Responding
      • Section III: Writing in Japanese


Successful completion of Stage 1 Japanese Continuers


It is recommended that students have their own bilingual hardcopy dictionary,

Last updated: 30 July 2021