Japanese is not as difficult as you might imagine!
Japanese 10, 20, 30 provides students with basic reading, speaking, listening and writing skills. Students use the Kimono I, II, and III textbooks as resource books and receive many other materials from the teacher.
Students learn the two basic phonetic “alphabets” and numerous kanji or pictorial characters. Learning about Japan’s culture is an integral part of learning the language. Students will receive many practical cultural points that will assist them in learning Japanese.
At SGCHS, students are given opportunities to travel to Japan or to participate in student exchange programs.
We currently travel to Japan every second year and have sent students on numerous Alberta Education exchange programs. Some of these are ten-day, two-week, two-month and even one-year exchanges.
If you would like more information on these programs, contact your Japanese teacher.