Prerequisites Credits in three standards at Level 2 Japanese, with one of them a speaking standard. Description At Level 3, students continue to build on the skills and language structures learnt in Level 2, with the same achievement objectives outlined in the Level 2 description. Greater skill at manipulating the language is required, with emphasis on being able to develop an extended point of view. Students at this level are expected to explore differing viewpoints to their own and acknowledge other perspectives on societal issues. There is added emphasis on quality of thought and depth of argument. Students look at communication, media, travel and tourism. All provide a stimulus for much discussion and exchange of views. Students study film and analyse literature as well as reviewing text types. Authentic material is now very much in evidence. Technology plays an integral role in sourcing this material. Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 10 of the 24 credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 14 credits internally assessed.
The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:
• AS 91553 (5 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Japanese. • AS 91554 (3 credits – internal) Give a clear spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material. • AS 91555 (6 credits – internal) Interact clearly using spoken Japanese to explore and justify ideas and perspectives in different situations. • AS 91556 (5 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Japanese texts. • AS 91557 (5 credits – internal) Write a variety of text types in clear Japanese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
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