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Content description VCJAU013

Japanese: 7–10 Sequence / Levels 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language
Content description
Recognise and understand the relationship between the character-based scripts of hiragana, katakana and kanji
  1. understanding that the Japanese language uses three different scripts depending on word origins and on the context of language use
  2. reading and writing all hiragana and katakana, including voiced, contracted and blended sounds, using the kana chart
  3. using the kana chart as a systematic framework to support learning
  4. recognising that Japanese can be written vertically or horizontally and has various typefaces in printed form
  5. understanding the use of basic Japanese punctuation marks such as a まる (。) 、 てん (、) and katakana long vowel mark (), for example, in a student’s name such as サリー
  6. applying the principles of stroke order to write all kana and high-frequency kanji such as ()きます、 月、 (おお)きい
  7. knowing that kanji were brought from China and that hiragana was formed by simplifying the form of kanji, while katakana was formed using a part of kanji
  8. understanding that each individual kanji represents meaning as well as sound, such as (‘sun’, ‘day’), and that some kanji come from pictographs, for example,
  9. learning to write high-frequency kanji, such as numbers, days of the week, family members, and basic adjectives and verbs, applying the basic principles for stroke order, for example, (ちち)(はは)(ちい)さい、 ()ます、日本語(にほんご)
  10. understanding the use of furigana as a tool to support reading
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