Tawa College Tawa College

Year 9 LANGUAGES - Japanese Language and Culture - Emergent course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Yoon.

Recommended Prior Learning

A love of anime or manga definitely helps! The main recommendation is to come with enthusiasm and a willingness to challenge yourself, and have an open mind to different values and worldviews.

9JAPI Year 9 Japanese - Emergent course

The emergent course is designed to complement the Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture course. The aim is to enhance confidence with listening, speaking, reading and writing by placing more emphasis on using Japanese as the medium of delivery. Opportunity will be given to students to learn the Hiragana script so they can create authentic pieces of writing. This course looks at the Japanese language and the interconnected cultural aspects in greater depth. Understanding is gained of Japanese people and Japan’s deep relationship with NZ. How Japanese live and the place of Japan in the world is compared and contrasted with New Zealand life.

It is expected that students will also take 9JAP as a foundation to the 9JAPE course.

Learning Areas:

Year 9 Courses 2024, Languages


10 Japanese

Career Pathways

Historian, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Technical Writer, Foreign Policy Officer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Policy Analyst, Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Baker, Counsellor, Trainer, Interpreter, Musician, Driving Instructor, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Nanny/Child Carer, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide