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Content description VCJAC134

Japanese: F–10 Sequence / Levels 3 and 4 / Communicating / Translating
Content description
Interpret and explain simple interactions in Japanese, noticing linguistic and cultural features
  1. explaining features of Japanese language protocols such as the use of formulaic expressions, for example, いってきます、ただいま, counter classifiers, and the indication of politeness by using です
  2. explaining and modelling culture-specific practices and formulaic language, such as apologising for being late by waiting at the entrance/door, bowing and using the expression おくれて すみません。しつれいします。
  3. demonstrating and explaining hand gestures, body language or facial expressions that work with language or stand alone in Japanese communication, such as beckoning with fingers pointing downwards, or waving a hand in front of the face to signal a negative response
  4. using visual, print or online dictionaries, word lists and pictures to translate simple familiar texts such as labels or captions
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