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The New Zealand Curriculum.

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Levels 3 and 4

Achievement Objectives and Examples

At these levels, students can understand and construct simple texts using their knowledge of Japanese. Students can describe aspects of their own background and immediate environment.

Communication at these levels means that, in selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will:

  • understand and produce information and ideas;
  • express and respond to personal needs and interests;
  • use cultural knowledge to communicate appropriately.

Language Knowledge and Cultural Knowledge at these levels means that, in selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will:

  • recognise and describe ways in which Japanese is organised;
  • compare and contrast languages;
  • recognise and describe ways in which Japanese cultures are organised;
  • compare and contrast cultural practices.

How to integrate the strands:

  • By ongoing focus on script acquisition;
  • By ongoing integration of language and culture;
  • By using Japanese for genuine social interaction in a widening range of contexts;
  • By encouraging a strong awareness of self and belonging;
  • By fostering openness and curiosity for interacting in a genuine social context;
  • By extending the range of opportunities for listening, speaking, presenting and performing Japanese;
  • By viewing, reading and producing Japanese scripts in a variety of situations;
  • By creating a supportive environment in which students can take risks;
  • By encouraging students to use Japanese, focusing on communication, allowing for occasional errors in language use.

Examples

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Example 1: Survey ⇒ graph data ⇒ report (presentation)

Possible learning experiences


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