Resources including scope and sequences, units and assessment tasks with marking guidelines to help you plan, program and assess Japanese 7 to 10.

The Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus (2022) will replace the existing Japanese K–10 Syllabus (2017) from 2024.

In 2023, teachers engage with the Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus (2022), and plan and prepare for implementation of the new curriculum.

In 2024, implementation commences in schools, with:

  • K–6
  • 7–10 mandatory 100 hour courses
  • new 100 and 200 hour elective courses.

Classes which commence a 100 hour or 200 hour elective course in 2023 should continue to use the existing language-specific syllabus until the end of 2024.

Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus – support for Japanese (2022)

Scope and sequence and sample units.

Stage 4

Stage 5

This 10-week (25-hour) unit introduces students to travelling through Japan. Students will develop language skills and intercultural capability related to travel in and around Japan, including places of interest, experiences, travel etiquette, accommodation and making comparisons to recommend best options.

Support for Japanese K–10 Syllabus (2017)

Sample programming resources and support for Japanese teachers for Years 7–10.

Generic resource

This resource can be adapted to any language.

Class party (DOCX 532 KB) – showcases differentiation and adjustments to support the needs of a range of learners.

Generic resources

These resources can be adapted to any language.

Interactive resources

  • Go Nihongo! for Stages 3 to 6 – a series of videos with supporting activities.
  • Quirky comics – a series of entertaining video texts that support language learning.

Nihongo Tanken Centre

The Nihongo Tanken Centre has designed activity packages, linked to syllabus outcomes, which can be incorporated into existing units of work or be used as stand-alone activities.

  • Japan! (DOCX 1.9 MB) – This activity package introduces students to the culture of Japan through a series of stunning images. It includes a video, a list of photos and an interactive worksheet.
  • Japanese house (DOCX 181 KB) – Learn about the Japanese house, with 2 short videos, vocabulary and online interactive activities.
  • Making onigiri (DOCX 361 KB) – Learn how to make these delicious Japanese treats, with an instructional video (with script), shopping list, vocabulary and online interactive activities.

NESA resources

Japanese K–10 Syllabus (NESA) includes a range of support materials to support the Japanese K–10 syllabus, such as sample scope and sequence documents and sample units of work under 'Support materials'.


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