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Content description VCJAU016

Japanese: 7–10 Sequence / Levels 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change
Content description
Understand that Japanese language use varies according to the context and situation of the interaction and the relationship between participants
  1. understanding and explaining variation in language use based on the age, relationship, and level of familiarity between participants, for example, (はは)/お(かあ)さん and 先生(せんせい)/~さん、 avoiding あなた when showing politeness
  2. identifying language use associated with gender, age, social status or the purpose of interaction, for example, ぼく、 わたし、 はい、 うん、 こんにちは、 ハロー、 さようなら、 バイバイ、 and recognising the importance of using appropriate forms of address when interacting with different people, for example, using ~くん/~さんwhen communicating with close friends, family members or other young people, and using ~さん、 ~先生(せんせい) for adults
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