Level 1 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Kim

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Japanese preferred. Entry is possible without Year 10 Japanese, but approval is required from the TiC of Japanese.

みなさん!ようこそ! Welcome to your first NCEA year of studying Japanese!

Over the next year you will continue to develop your Japanese skills in reading, writing, listening and
speaking while working towards gaining Level One credits for the National Certificate of Educational
Achievement. This course covers the national curriculum at Levels 5 and 6. We offer some opportunities for students to visit Japan while they are studying Japanese (if travel restrictions allow). Japanese Language offers an array of skills which are highly valued by employers from all sectors. Because foreign language is not narrowly focused on specific career paths, you have a wide array of professional options! You name it! Any work that is in Japan, Services for Japanese living in New Zealand (doctor, accountant, lawyer, real estate, banking etc.), Interpreter, translator, teacher, JET programme (english teacher in Japan, sports co-ordinator) etc

What is the point of continuously learn the language?

Multilingual people are able to communicate and interact within multiple communities. Potential employers consider this a valuable asset in an employee’s skill set, as they’re able to connect with a broader range of people. You up your personal and professional value if you’re able to negotiate with manufacturers in another country or communicate with customers who don’t speak your native language.

Not to mention, your ability to speak a second language conveys that you’re motivated and driven to learn new skills, and this also gives you a competitive edge over those who haven’t yet become bilingual.

Many would argue that bilingualism is becoming a progressively necessary and essential skill for anyone who wants to keep up with today’s rapidly increasing global economy. As more and more people recognize the importance of learning an additional language, those who only speak one language will begin to get left behind in our shift towards a more integrated and connected global society. 


Year 11 Options, Languages

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Japanese

Career Pathways

Retail Manager, Hotel/Motel Manager, Flight Attendant, Counsellor, Interpreter, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Project Manager, Secondary School Teacher, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will be using Kitto Dekiru books (4-6). This will be provided in class.
Students also will be using the electronic platform, Education Perfect.


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.