Congratulations! You have a Stage 6 Beginners class and are now ready to find the best resources to support your students on their journey to the NSW HSC exam.
The Stage 6 Beginners course is an exciting opportunity because it is a second chance for students who were unable to continue with Japanese in the junior years. The challenge for the teacher is the range of ability and background knowledge of the students who arrive on day 1. Some have never studied Japanese at all, some studied Japanese for the 100 hours in Stage 4 and others know a few words from stints in primary school.
Jblog 4 Express aims to support all these students in the one coursebook. There is one book for the two-year course covering Year 11 and 12. This allows students to skip ahead and learn words and phrases that interest them at any point of the journey.
We have included furigana on all scripts in chapter 1 and 2 to allow absolute beginners to master hiragana in term 1. We drop the furigana on hiragana from chapter 3 and have the expectation students will master katakana by the end of chapter 4. Furigana is dropped on katakana from chapter 5 which students will usually begin in term 3. From chapter 9 we drop the spaces between words to develop student reading skills in preparation for their Year 12 exams.
The syllabus Kanji is introduced in each chapter and the stroke order for each kanji is listed by chapter in the Kanji index. There is a Kanji summary table at the back of the book. I would encourage students to circle any known Kanji as they progress through the course as this will act as a progress indicator to the students during the long journey to the HSC.
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We will then send you out the quote or invoice which includes information about how to pay for your purchase. You can then advise us if you need to await approval from your school authority or if you are ready to have the items sent out to you immediately. In the case of non-digital items such as textbooks, you will need to provide us with the address for delivery.