Japanese Beginners

Learning AreaLanguages
SemesterFull year
Pre-requisiteSuccessful completion of Stage 1 Japanese Beginners
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who wish to further develop their skills to communicate meaningfully with people across cultures. 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. interacte with others in Japanese in interpersonal situations
  2. create texts in Japanese for specific audiences, purposes, and contexts
  3. analyse texts that are in Japanese to interpret meaning.
  • The Personal World
  • The Japanese-speaking Communities

How will I be assessed?

School Assessment - 70%

  • Assessment Type 1: Interaction - 30%
  • Assessment Type 2: Text Production - 20%
  • Assessment Type 3: Text Analysis - 20%

External Assessment - 30%

  • Assessment Type 4: Examination - 30%
    • The oral examination takes approximately 10 minutes and has two sections:
      • Section 1: Oral Presentation and Discussion (approximately 5 minutes)
      • Section 2: Conversation (approximately 5 minutes)
    • The 2½-hour written examination, plus 10 minutes reading time, has three sections:
      • Section I: Listening
      • Section II: Reading
      • Section III: Writing in Japanese


Successful completion of Stage 1 Japanese Beginners


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

Last updated: 30 July 2021