NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus

The senior campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 2634


Japanese continuers

The aims of the syllabus are to develop:

  • ability to use Japanese to communicate with others
  • understanding and appreciation of the cultural contexts in which Japanese is used
  • ability to reflect on a student's own culture(s) through the study of other cultures
  • understanding of language as a system
  • ability to make connections between Japanese and English and/or other languages
  • cognitive, learning and social skills
  • potential to apply Japanese to work, further study, training or leisure.

Prescribed themes

  • The individual: enables students to explore aspects of their personal world, for example, personal identity, education and aspirations and leisure and lifestyles.
  • The Japanese-speaking communitiesexplores topics from the perspective of groups within those communities and encourages students to reflect on their own and other cultures.
  • The changing worldenables students to explore change as it affects aspects of the world of work and other topics, such as youth issues and tourism and hospitality.

This comprehensive 2 unit course takes students to a highly proficient level of speaking, listening, reading and writing within the prescribed theses.