Level 3 Japanese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Kim

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 5 credits gained internally AND 5 credits gained externally through NCEA Level 2 Japanese. Otherwise approval required from TIC Japanese.

みなさん!ようこそ! Welcome to your last 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 Three credits for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Students will learn practical skills for use in Japan. For example, creating a Japanese CV and having a mock interview in Japanese. Other topics include Japanese etiquette, traditions and festivals, city and country life and social and environmental issues. This course covers the national curriculum at Levels 7 and 8. We offer some opportunities for students to visit Japan (if travel restrictions allow) while they are studying Japanese. Japanese Language offer 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 coordinator) 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. 

Areas  studied: 

We will be spending much time using Japanese in a real context as illustrated by the topics above. All
learning will have some connection with the umbrella topic, “Student Exchange to Japan.”



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Hotel/Motel Manager, Flight Attendant, Counsellor, Interpreter, Customs Officer, Foreign Policy Officer, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Immigration Officer, Translator, Project Manager, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This year we will be using the textbook called Wakatta together with supplementary workbooks.
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.