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Content description VCJAU121

Japanese: F–10 Sequence / Foundation to Level 2 / Understanding / Systems of language
Content description
Recognise and copy some hiragana and a few high-frequency kanji
  1. understanding that the Japanese language uses three different scripts depending on word origins and the context of language use
  2. understanding that one kana represents a basic unit of Japanese sound
  3. understanding that each individual kanji represents meaning as well as sounds, for example, ()()(にち), whereas one kana or one letter of the English alphabet does not represent individual meaning
  4. recognising some kanji, for example, numbers and 象形文字(しょうけいもじ) (pictographs) such as (やま)(かわ)(くち)()(うえ)
  5. recognising the 46 basic hiragana, using supports such as mnemonic clues
  6. tracing and copying kanji and kana
  7. tracing and copying their own name in katakana or hiragana
  8. identifying known hiragana within a word and using that to predict the meaning
  9. noticing that Japanese can be written vertically or horizontally
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