Year 7 Japanese


Students will learn to communicate in Japanese based on language associated with themselves and their family.  Students begin with some of the fundamental language skills required to communicate in Japanese. 

Students will be required to purchase the Obento Deluxe Workbook 4th Edition for use in Year 7, which shall be retained for Year 8.


  • Self-Introductions
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Classroom instructions
  • Writing your name in Japanese
  • Numbers
  • Ages
  • Phone Numbers
  • Nationalities
  • Where you are from
  • Where you live
  • Counting people
  • Families
  • Pets
  • Describing pets
  • Food and Drink
  • Meals
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Frequency adverbs


  • Japan and its writing systems
  • Introduction to Hiragana
  • Tenten and maru sound changes
  • Introduction to katakana
  • Comparing writing systems
  • Comparing daily lives of teenagers in Japan and Australia
  • Use of Chinese characters
  • Japanese telephone etiquette
  • Age related festivals and celebrations
  • Places in Japan
  • Families in Japan
  • Japanese folktales compared to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories featuring animals
  • Recipes
  • Identify common food and drinks found in Japan


Year 7 Indonesian


Students will begin with some of the fundamental language skills, where they will learn how to greet and introduce themselves in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) as well as a number of other topics including; counting to one thousand, making arrangements to go out, state the time, free-time activities and speak about school. These topics will help students develop the skills for basic communication in terms of the Outcomes: Listening and Responding; Spoken Interaction; Viewing, Reading and Responding; and Writing. Students will also learn about Indonesia’s geography and culture in relation to Australia.

Students will be required to purchase the Bagus Sekali 1 Workbook for use in Year 7, which shall be retained for Year 8. 


  • Greetings
  • Meeting people
  • An invitation to eat
  • Simple likes and dislikes
  • Simple destinations
  • Arranging to go somewhere
  • Transport
  • Free-time activities
  • Times on the hour
  • Invitations
  • School subjects
  • School levels
  • Classroom commands
  • Classroom objects
  • Numbers: 1000s


  • Indonesian Geography
  • Awareness of Indonesian culture
  • Visiting a traditional café
  • Activities in Indonesia
  • Famous Places in Indonesia
  • Body Language
  • School Environment



  • Developing an ability to decode and encode from sound to written systems
  • Mastering of grammatical, orthographic and textual conventions
  • Developing semantic, pragmatic and critical literacy skills


Develop, use and understand patterns, order and relationships, to reinforce concepts; such as number, time and space, in their own and in others’ cultural and linguistic systems.