This task focuses on reading and speaking skills. Students imagine they have signed up for a two-day language immersion camp in the school holidays for students studying Japanese. They are attending the orientation day and need to work out the gist and specific information in the orientation package, before being interviewed in Japanese about their selections by the camp support staff.
There are two parts to this task.
Part A: Students will receive a camp orientation pack. This pack will take them through the options available for different workshops and activities during the two days. Students are required to write answers to questions in English about the options and the reasoning behind their workshop choices. This section will take approximately 15 minutes.
Part B: Students will be interviewed individually in Japanese by their teacher who will be acting as a camp support staff member. Students will need to consider the decisions they made in Part A and be prepared to answer questions about these decisions and their personal background. This section will take approximately 2-3 minutes.
What is Included in the Assessment Pack?
Each pack includes:
- Two versions of the written student task
- Two versions of the sample speaking questions
- Teacher marking guidelines and sample answers for both task options
- Suggested sequencing advice including the timing of the task in the course
- Suggested outcomes and weightings
- Single point rubric feedback scales
The Year 11 Japanese language camp assessment task is available for purchase for $70. It can be modified and reused each year to suit your cohort. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.