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JAPANESE: SECOND LANGUAGE
COMBINED RESOURCE LISTS
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Disclaimer
Any resources such as texts, websites and so on that may be referred to in this document are provided as examples of
resources that teachers can use to support their learning programs. Their inclusion does not imply that they are mandatory
or that they are the only resources relevant to the course.
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JAPANESE: SECOND LANGUAGE
COMBINED RESOURCE LISTS
All resources for this WACE Course are recommendations only and are not exhaustive.
Each school should decide on specific titles for their students in consultation with their
school community and sector guidelines.
The recommended resources are to be used to support teaching and learning only and not
as a substitute for the syllabus; the syllabus is what is used to develop examination
questions and all teaching should be directly linked to the syllabus.
This list of resources was prepared using the advice provided by the Course Advisory
Committee.
This list is prepared in the following parts:
PART 1: INTRODUCTION/SELECTION PROCESS
PART 2: PRINT RESOURCE LIST
PART 3: WEB RESOURCE LIST
PART 3: MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE LIST
PART 1: INTRODUCTION/SELECTION PROCESS
Selection Guidelines
The selection of resources is the responsibility of each school and the following points
need to be considered at all times:
 The lists are recommendations only and are not exhaustive. Each school should
decide on specific titles for their students in consultation with their school community
and sector guidelines.
 Some courses have set texts. Check the current syllabus.
 The recommended resources are to be used to support teaching and learning only
and not as a substitute for the syllabus; the syllabus is what is used to develop
examination questions and all teaching should be directly linked to the syllabus.
 Any selection process requires the use of the current syllabus. Syllabus documents
are subject to changes. Users who download and print copies of a syllabus are
responsible for checking for updates. Advice about any changes made is provided
through the School Curriculum and Standards Authority communication process.
 The perspectives and views expressed in the resources are not endorsed as such but
are provided for classroom discussion and comparison within the context of
appropriate teaching and learning activities. Some resources need to be used with
sensitivity and care.
Types of resource lists
The following resource lists are provided for this course: Introduction which includes
Guidelines, Process, Professional Associations/Suppliers and Journals; Print materials;
Multimedia; Websites and a Combined Resource List.
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Selection Process
Step 1: Read the current syllabus
Check the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website to see if you have the
current syllabus; check the eCircular to see if any minor changes have been made.
Step 2: Narrow the choice of resources to match the decisions made by your school.
Check the following:
 which stage/s does your school offer – Stage1, 2 or 3?
 which units are part of this course, for example, 1A and 1B, 2A and 2B, 3A and
3B ?
 which units are being taught this semester/year?
 what is the focus of the units being taught?
 what are the context/s being taught? For the Japanese: Second Language course
the learning contexts and topics are prescribed for Stages 1, 2 and 3. Check the
syllabus.
Step 3: Some of these resources may be in your school. Check your library and the
relevant learning area library.
Step 4: Check if the course has set texts
There are no set texts for this course.
The following links will direct you to websites outside the School Curriculum and Standards Authority site. The
Authority has no control over the content of materials accessible on the sites that are cross-referenced. It is the
responsibility of the user to make decisions about the relevance and accuracy, currency and reliability of
information found on these websites. Linking to these sites should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.
We cannot guarantee that the links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the
linked pages. It is your responsibility to check that this information is accurate.
Professional Associations
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association
This association is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in
Australia. Its role is to promote language learning in Australia.h
Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of WA
This state language teaching professional association for Languages teachers is the
umbrella organisation for approximately six unilingual associations in Western Australia.
The association supports teachers and learners of Languages other than English
throughout Western Australia by providing quality services, including Professional Learning
opportunities, advocacy and consultancy. The MLTAWA is affiliated with Australian
Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations Inc.
The Japanese Language Teachers’ (WA) JLTAWA
This website supports the teaching and learning of Japanese in Western Australia and
throughout Australia. Information on who to contact to join JLTAWA is available here.
Journals
Babel. Published 3 times a year. Available as part of membership to Australian
Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations http://afmlta.asn.au/.
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State Courses and Documents
Relevant information can be found in interstate curriculum. The home pages for the
interstate jurisdictions are as follows. Once you have accessed the site, follow the links to
the particular area you wish to consult.
Australian Capital Territory
http://www.bsss.act.edu.au/
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
http://www.acara.edu.au/
The Australian Curriculum
http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/
New South Wales
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Queensland
http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/index.html
South Australia
http://www.sacsa.sa.edu.au/ (also used by the Northern Territory)
Tasmania
http://www.tqa.tas.gov.au/
Victoria
http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/
Specialist Resource Suppliers
In addition to your regular school suppliers you may like to check the following suppliers for
subject specific materials.
Pearson Australia
Pearson Australia publishes educational resources, teaching and learning for many
languages.
CENGAGE Learning
Nelson Cengage Learning Australia publishes resources specifically designed to meet the
requirements of the Australian curriculum. Textbooks, workbooks and resources available
are suitable for Stages 1, 2 and 3.
Intext Language International Bookshop
A specialist importer and distributor of foreign language resources Intext Language
International includes an online bookshop from which books, CDs, DVDs and other teaching
resources may be purchased.
Language Book Centre
A specialist bookstore housing a large range of language resources and an online catalogue
from which teaching resources may be purchased.
The Language Centre Bookshop
The Language Centre is a private bookshop specialising in foreign languages and English
as a second language, English for migrants, overseas students etc., adult literacy/numeracy
and travel. They stock books, textbooks, phrase books and travel/culture books, CDs, DVs,
Dictionaries, CDROMS, etc.
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Oxford University Press: Japanese
Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes a wide range of books, journals, dictionaries and
electronic products in many languages.
WestOne Services
Developers and producers of learning resource packages to assist in the delivery of the
WACE courses. Packages comprise learning resources, audio and teaching resource CDs
and are suitable for 2A, 2B and 3A.
McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Australia & New Zealand, publishers specialising in dictionaries for secondlanguage learners.
Pascal Press
Pascal Press is an independent Australian publishing company and has been publishing
educational resources for teachers, students and parents for over 20 years.
Macmillan Education Australia
Macmillan is a large publisher of print and digital resources specifically written for Australian
Schools.
All Foreign Languages Bookshop
The All Foreign Languages Bookshop is a specialist bookshop with resources in over 160
languages.
Apple in Education
Apple in Education provides a range of apps for learning Japanese.
PART 2: PRINT RESOURCE LIST
All resources for this WACE course are recommendations only and are not exhaustive.
Each school should decide on specific titles for their students in consultation with their
school community and sector guidelines.
New resources will be added as they are identified.
The recommended resources are to be used to support teaching and learning only and not
as a substitute for the syllabus; the syllabus is what is used to develop examination
questions and all teaching should be directly linked to the syllabus.
Teacher resources
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2010) Yondemiyou! Senior 1 Teacher’s File and CD.
Perth WA: S.G. Ainsworth & S. Haddrell
ISBN9780980655988
This resource provides reading comprehension passages with questions and answers suitable for
Year 11 students.
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2010) Yondemiyou! Senior 2 Teacher’s File and CD.
Perth WA: S.G. Ainsworth & S. Haddrell
ISBN9780980655995
This resource provides reading comprehension passages with questions and answers suitable for
Year 12 students.
BACKHOUSE, A. E. (1993). The Japanese language: An introduction. New York: Oxford
University Press.
ISBN 9780195535099
This book deals with the essential points of pronunciation, the writing system, vocabulary and
grammar.
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CAG TEACHING MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT GROUP. (2007). 80 communication
games for Japanese Language teachers. Tokyo: The Japan Times. ISBN 9784789012669
This book provides activities for communication in the classroom.
GLYNN, J. & BURROWS, Y. (2005) The Leading Edge VCE: Japanese Second Language.
Melbourne: Pearson Australia
ISBN 9781740815352
This book has listening, reading and writing activities based on the Victorian syllabus. It provides
advice on how to approach oral and written exams, includes sample tasks with answers, practice
exam papers with answers and transcripts of recorded listening materials. CD’s included.
KURIYAMA, M. (ET AL.). (1992). 50 Games for Drills in Learning Japanese, Tokyo: Aruku.
ISBN 4872341864
This resource book provides a collection of 50 fun drills and games for beginner level Japanese.
LIN, M., & MACKAY, C. (2004). Thinking through modern foreign languages. Cambridge:
Chris Kington.
ISBN 978189985795
Thinking Through Modern Foreign Languages provides strategies to improve language learning.
MACARO, E. (2001). Learning strategies in foreign and second language classrooms.
London: Continuum.
ISBN 0826451357
Learning strategies in foreign and second language classrooms covers the following content –
the learner’s strategies and the teacher’s strategies; Investigating the learners in our
classroom: acquiring the tools of the trade; Studies which describe strategy use; Intervention
studies; An intervention study in detail; Learning training in languages classrooms; Following
up learner training.
MCGINNIS, S. (ET AL.). (1992). Let’s play games in Japanese: a collection of games &
teacher aids. Lincolnwood, III. USA: National Textbook.
ISBN 0844284149
This book has a collection of role-playing games, popular games in Japanese, television game
shows and art games for use in the classroom.
TAKEBE, Y. (1993). Kanji isn't that hard. Tokyo: Aruku Publishers (ALC Press).
ISBN 4872342178
The book gives 24 rules for understanding kanji. The explanations of the kanji are in English and
Japanese.
General references
BUNT, J. (2003). The Oxford Japanese Grammar and Verbs. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.
ISBN 0198603827
This book is designed for users at all levels as a learning tool or as a revision aid. It can be used to
support any Japanese course.
CHINO, NAOKO. (2001). All About Particles: a handbook of Japanese function words.
Tokyo; London: Kodansha.
ISBN: 4770027796
This book covers more than 70 particles from those used regularly as well as those used less
frequently with over 200 examples of use.
C & P JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION. (2002).
Japanese Writing Practice Through Pictures and Topics. Tokyo: Senmon Kyoiku.
ISBN: 4883243036
HABEIN, Y. S. (2000). Decoding kanji: A practical approach to learning look-alike
characters. Tokyo: Kodansha International.
ISBN 4770024983
This book helps students to become aware of the subtle differences that distinguish one kanji from
another. It also provides exercises and charts to aid learning.
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HADAMITZKY, W., & SPAHN, M. (1997). Kanji & kana: A handbook of the Japanese
writing system. (Rev. ed.). Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle.
ISBN 0804820775
This study guide is for beginner and intermediate students of Japanese. Covering 1,945 joyo kanji,
it also provides a comprehensive overview of the Japanese kanji and writing system.
HENSHALL, K G. (2000). A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters. Rutland,
Vermont: Tuttle.
ISBN 0804820384
This kanji study guide introduces joyo kanji along with detailed authentic notes about the historical
development of each.
ISONO, Y. (2006). Talk Japanese. Essex: BBC Active.
ISBN 0563520302
Talk Japanese is a short course for absolute beginners. This course covers basic language needed
in everyday situations.
KAISER, S., [ET AL], (2001). Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar. New York:
Routledge.
ISBN 0415099196
This book explores the complexities of Japanese. The emphasis throughout is on contemporary
Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers.
KANO, C. (ET AL.). Kihon kanji 500 = Basic Kanji Book Vol1, (2001). Tokyo: Bonjinsha.
ISBN 4893580914
Basic Kanji Book Volume 1 covers 250 kanji and the second volume completes the 500 in the Basic
series. These books are textbooks for learning kanji. Each lesson covers about 10 characters and
begins with a section called "About the kanji" which gives interesting background on the kanji being
learnt.
KANO, C. (ET AL.). Kihon kanji 500 = Basic Kanji Book Vol 2, (2004). Tokyo: Bonjinsha.
ISBN 4893581198
Basic Kanji Book Volume 2 covers 250 kanji which completes the 500 in the series. These books
are textbooks for learning kanji. Each lesson covers about 10 characters and begins with a section
called "About the kanji" which gives interesting background on the kanji being learnt.
MITAMURA, J. Y. (1997) Let’s Learn Kanji Tokyo; New York: Kondansha International.
ISBN: 4770020686
Let’s Learn Kanji introduces the learner to radicals, components and 250 very basic kanji.
MITAMURA, Y. (1985). Let's Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing.
Tokyo: Kodansha.
ISBN 100870117092
Let's Learn Hiragana, introduces the learner to the basics of one of the Japanese scripts. It
provides exercises in the writing of hiragana and is a useful self-study guide.
OGAWA, K. (1990). Kana Can Be Easy. Tokyo: Japan Times.
ISBN 4789005178
This book helps students memorise via pictorial association, and features a large collection of hand
drawn images accompanying each character in the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries.
QUACKENBUSH, H., & IKEDA, S. (1999). Hiragana in 48 Minutes. Canberra, Curriculum
Corporation.
ISBN 186366498X
The Hiragana in 48 Minutes -Student card set provides visual stimulus to allow students to learn
hiragana. Worksheets are included to reinforce the learning.
SAKADA, F. A (2003). Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese: a comprehensive guide to
the Japanese writing system.Tokyo: Tuttle.
ISBN 0804833656
This book covers 881 essential characters as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Each
includes their most practical readings and definitions, as well as illustrative examples and
demonstrations of stroke order.
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SATO, Y. & YAMASHITA Y. M. (1992). Nihongo: Introductory Japanese Volume 1.
Honolulu, Hawaii: Bess Press.
ISBN: 0935848941
Includes teacher’s manual, text book and work book.
Dictionaries
Collins-Shubun English-Japanese Gem Dictionary. (1995). Glascow: Harper Collins.
ISBN 0004708235
Collins English-Japanese Dictionary. (2006). (2nd rev. ed.). Glascow: Harper Collins.
ISBN10000722401X
HALPERN, J. (1990). New Japanese-English character dictionary. Tokyo: Kenkyusha.
ISBN 4767490405
KANEDA, F. & ROGERS, B. (1983). Webster’s New World Compact Japanese Dictionary:
Japanese/English, English/Japanese. New York: Prentice Hall Press: Webster’s New
World.
ISBN 0671551590
Kenkyusha’s Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary. (2008). Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1990.
ISBN 4767411726
Kodansha’s Furigana Japanese Dictionary Japanese-English/English-Japanese. (1999).
Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd.
ISBN 4770024800
KURATANI, N., KOBAYASHI, A. & OKUNISHI, S. (1992). A New Dictionary of Kanji
Usage. Tokyo, Japan: Gakken.
ISBN 4051513122
MAKINO, SEIICHI, (ET AL). (1989). A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar.Tokyo: The
Japan Times.
ISBN 4789004546
MAKINO, SEIICHI. (ET AL). (1995). A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar.
Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times.
ISBN 4789007758
MATRIN, S. (1991). Martin’s Pocket Dictionary English-Japanese, Japanese-English.
Tokyo: Japan Charles E. Tuttle & Co.
ISBN 4805305258
NAKAO, S. (1997) Randon House Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary. New
York: Random House
ISBN: 100679780017
Oxford Beginner’s Japanese Dictionary. (2006). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0199298521
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION (1993). Basic Japanese-English Dictionary = Kiso Nihongo
gakushu Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0198643284
Yamaguchi, M., Kojima, S. (1979). A Cultural Dictionary of Japan. Tokyo: Japan Times.
ISBN 478900094X
Stage 1
AINSWORTH, S. (2008). Japanese Stage 1: Kanji o ganbaroo: Student workbook
Perth WA: S.G. Ainsworth.
ISBN 9780980574500
This resource is suitable for Stage 1.
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AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2010) Kikou Yo! Intermediate Student Textbook BLM
Perth WA: S.G. Ainsworth & S. Haddrell
ISBN 9780975192788
This book focuses on topics like going shopping, visiting a department store, around the home,
directions, my room, locations and around the town. Also available in this series is a teacher’s
book/CD.
AITCHINSON, K. (2002). Gakkoo Seikatsu. South Yarra: Macmillan Education Australia.
ISBN 0732981360
This text covers ten topics that deal with basic aspects of home, school and personal life in
Australia and Japan. The combined text book and work book format is practical and easy to use.
BURROWS, GLYNN & BIGNELL (2011). ii Tomo. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Pearson
Australia.
ISBN 9781442536647
A course including student book, activity book, teacher reference and CD’s and free online digital
activities.
COVENEY, T.S., BOSTON, K., TAKAYASHIKI, M. & NAKAMATSU, T. (2006) Living
Japanese: A Practical Course Book.1 Japan: Kurosio.
ISBN 4874243371
This text covers ten topics and includes a kanji list, grammar index, vocabulary and expression
index. A CD and answer booklet are also available.
FISHER, A. & FUKUNAGA, A. (2006). Obento Supreme (2nd ed.). South Melbourne:
Cengage Learning Australia.
ISBN 0170129640
Obento Supreme comprises a Student Book, Workbook, Audio CDs, teacher resource material, and
an interactive website.
ISONO, Y. (2005).Talk Japanese. Harlow: BBC Active.
ISBN 0563520302
Talk Japanese is a compact book which features introductions, ordering and talking about food and
drink, finding your way around, buying things, finding somewhere to stay and getting around.
LEE M. & ITO Y. (2003). Tsumiki 2. Southbank, Victoria: Nelson Cengage Learning.
ISBN 0 17 010642
Tsumiki 2 is designed for Year 9 and 10 learners of Japanese. It includes a student book,
workbook, audio CD, blackline masters and Tsumiki website.
LEE, M. (1994). Isshoni: an introductory course in Japanese. Book 3. South Melbourne:
Moreton Bay Publishing.
ISBN 0949199559
REEKIE, F. A. (2006). First Course in Japanese: beginners course. Glebe, N.S.W.: Pascal
Press.
ISBN 1741251885
This course includes a textbook, workbook and audio CD.
REEKIE, F. (2007). Excel Senior High School – Japanese Beginners/Accelerated Level.
Glebe, N.S.W.: Pascal Press.
ISBN 1740201159
This course includes a textbook, workbook and 2 audio CDs.
WILLIAMS, P. & XOURIS, S. & KUSUMOTO, K. (2004). Obento Deluxe. Southbank,
Victoria: Cengage Learning Australia.
ISBN 0170120031
Obento Deluxe comprises a Student Book, Workbook, Audio CDs, Teacher Resource material, and
this interactive website.
Stage 2 and 3
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2009) Kikou Yo Senior Vol 1 Student Textbook. Perth
WA: Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell
ISBN0975192701
This text provides listening tasks covering the topics of Family and friends, daily life and school,
Food and Healthy lifestyle.
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AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2004) Kikou Yo Senior Vol 1 Teachers Book & Audio
CD. Perth WA: Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell ISBN 9780975192726 (Teacher’s book); ISBN:
2770000083409 (Student book)
Transcripts, answers and audio CD are in the teacher book. A student book BLM with the questions
to the listening comprehension exercises is also available.
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2009) Kikou Yo Senior Vol 2 Student Textbook. Perth
WA: Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell
ISBN 9780975192795
This text provides listening tasks covering the topics of Travel, Money and part-time jobs and
graduation.
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2004) Kikou Yo Senior Vol 2 Teachers Book & Audio
CD. Perth WA: Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell
ISBN 9780975192733
Transcripts, Answers and Audio CD are in the Teachers Book. A student book is also available.
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2008). Kikou Yo Senior Vol 2 Student book BLM.
Perth WA: Sharon Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell.
ISBN: 2770000083416
Kikou Yo Senior Volume 2 contains listening resources suitable for Stage 3.
AINSWORTH, SHARON G. (2008). Japanese Stage 2: Kanji o ganbaroo: Student
workbook. Perth WA. S.G. Ainsworth.
ISBN: 9780980574517
This resource is suitable for Stage 2.
AINSWORTH, S. & HADDRELL, S. (2004) Kikou Yo 2 – year 11 Japanese: a listening
resource for senior students Perth WA. Sharon Ainsworth & Scott Haddrell.
ISBN:
0975192728 (Teacher's book); ISBN: 0975192701 (Student workbook); ISBN:
0975192752 (Aural CD)
This resource is suitable for Stage 2.
AITCHINSON, K. (2001). Kookoo Seikatsu 2. South Yarra: Macmillan Education Australia.
ISBN 0732965691
This book is written for students of Japanese in Australia at senior secondary level. Also available in
this series are a text book, cassettes and kanji book.
ALLEN, C. & WATANABE N. (1992). A Homestay in Japan. Stone Bridge Press: USA.
ISBN 00962813761
This intermediate reader, designed especially for high school students, contains a complete teacher's
guide, glossary, and vocabulary notes.
EVANS, M. (ET AL.) (2005). Mirai Japanese. Stage 5. (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Pearson
Education Australia.
ISBN 0733970664
Mirai language course includes an activity book, course book, teacher's book and audio CDs.
EVANS, M. (ET AL.). (2005). Mirai Japanese. Stage 6 (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Pearson
Education Australia.
ISBN 0733969011
Mirai language course includes an activity book, course book, teacher's book and audio CDs.
HUTCHINSON, K. & IKEDA, T. (2005). Obento Senior. Southbank, Victoria: Cengage
Learning Australia.
ISBN 017012830X
Obento Senior comprises a Student Book, Workbook, Audio CDs, grammar booklet, teacher
resource material, and an interactive website.
REEKIE, F. (2000). Excel Senior High School Japanese: Study Guide & Exam Preparation.
Pascal Press: Glebe, NSW.
ISBN 1740201140
Resources are listed under the three themes of the Individual, Japanese-speaking Communities
and the Changing World with activities for speaking, listening, reading and writing. CD sold
separately.
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WICKET, O. (et.al.) (2003) Hai Ima! Port Melbourne: Pearson Australia
ISBN 9781876209797
A series including student book, work book, teacher resource and audio CD’s.
All stages
ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHING (AJALT) (2007). Japanese for
Busy People I (Rev. 3rd ed.). Kodansha: USA.
ISBN 1568363842
Japanese for Busy People includes a Romanised version and Kana version of the workbook, CDs,
videos and teacher's manuals.
ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHING (AJALT) (2011). Japanese for
Busy People II (Rev. 3rd ed.). Kodansha: USA.
ISBN 1568363869
This book covers the themes of souvenir shopping, building rapport with colleagues, returning to
Japan for work, planning a vacation and solving problems. It includes an audio CD. A workbook is
also available.
ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE TEACHING (AJALT) (2007). Japanese for
Busy People III (Rev. 3rd ed.). Kodansha International Ltd: USA. ISBN 4770030118
This volume builds on the past two volumes and includes an audio CD.
BANNO, E. (ET AL.). (2006). Genki: An Integrated course in Elementary Japanese 1.
Tokyo: Japan Times.
ISBN 9784789009638
Includes a teacher notes book, text book, student CD and 2 CD ROMs.
BANNO, E. (ET AL.). (2006). Genki: An Integrated course in Elementary Japanese II.
Tokyo: Japan Times.
ISBN 4789009823
Includes a text book, student CD and work book.
BURNHAM, S. (ET AL.). (2000-2001). Ima! Book 2. Port Melbourne, Victoria: CIAHeinemann.
ISBN 1876209380
This series includes a text book, work book, teacher’s resource kit and CDs.
FORLONG. I. (2010) High School Japanese Q & A Answer Booklet
[Self-published]
This resource is available at the Language Book Centre or through their website at
http://www.languagebooks.com.au/
JEFFREY, D. & SORRELL, M. (2004). Wakatta !, Glebe N.S.W.: Pascal Press.
ISBN 1864413328
Wakatta! is a course for senior high school students continuing their study of Japanese. This series
includes a course book, workbooks, audio CDs and a teacher resource.
MACHIDA, T. & PINDA, M. (1984) Intensive Japanese: Year 12 level Moonee Ponds,
Victoria: Pinda.
ISBN 0958973709
This book provides grammar, reading and listening tasks for Year 11 and 12 students.
WOOD, M. (ET AL.). (1996). Japanese for Senior Secondary Students. East Malvern,
Victoria: M. Wood and J. Howie
ISBN 0646040235
The textbook is accompanied by a kanji supplement. It includes kanji exercises and provides one
hundred kanji for active use and 25 for recognition only. Stroke order and selected kanji compounds
are also included.
YANA, A. & DOKI, R. & KOMUBI, Y. (2005) Writing Emails in Japanese. The Japan Times
ISBN 4789011844
This book is available for download from the website. http://nihongodekimasu.blogspot.com.au/2008/03/writing-emails-in-japanese-japan-times.html
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PART 3: WEB RESOURCE LIST
The following links will direct you to websites outside the School Curriculum and Standards
Authority site. The Authority has no control over the content of materials accessible on the sites that
are cross-referenced. It is the responsibility of the user to make decisions about the relevance and
accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on these websites. Linking to these sites
should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that the links will work all of
the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages. It is your responsibility to
check that this information is accurate.
General References
Aussie Educator – a total education page for Australia
http://www.aussieeducator.org.au/curriculum/otherlanguages/japanese.html
This website provides access to online courses, Japanese/English/Japanese dictionaries, current
events, cultural information, grammar, vocabulary activities, writing forms and characters – hiragana
and kanji, tutorials, podcasts, blogs, free and fee-based software, other selected resources and
general information.
Denshi Jisco – Online Japanese dictionary
http://jisho.org/
Denshi Jisho is an easy to use online Japanese dictionary. It allows you to find words, kanji and
example sentences. The dictionaries are also interlinked so that you can check the meaning of
individual kanji or the context in which a word can be used. You can also look up kanji by the parts
they contain.
Web Japan
http://web-japan.org/
This website provides information on Trends in Japan; a comprehensive view of Japanese culture,
nature, tourism on video, science and technology; a kid’s web page exploring topics of interest for
children; a fact sheet on Japan; a comprehensive directory of useful websites on Japan; and an
archive with Nipponia, a quarterly web magazine.
Japan Foundation
https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/
This website is based on the video series Erin ga chosen (Erin’s Challenge). The video is available
online on the website.
Free Online Japanese English Dictionary
http://dict.pspinc.com/
This website is a Japanese to English, English to Japanese free online dictionary.
Concentration Games for Yookoso
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/~emiahn/concentration.htm
This website uses a games based approach for learning vocabulary, kanji and hiragana.
Your Language Exchange Online Community
http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Default.asp
This website provides access to an online community that helps people find language partners from
all over the world.
On Demand Japanese Photo Archives
http://www.aglance.org/ondemand/
This website has a database of photographs of things Japanese. Once requested, photos can be
used for educational purposes free of charge.
SBS Radio and Television
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/japanese
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/yourlanguage/japanese
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SBS provides the latest in news and events in Japanese. Podcasts are also available to download.
Nipponia: quarterly web magazine
http://web-japan.org/nipponia/archives/en/index.html
Nipponia is a quarterly Web magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world.
Free Japanese web graphics
School Icons Club
http://www.schoolicons.com/web/icon/icon.html
http://www.schoolicons.com/eng/
This website provides free Japanese graphics.
Japan Post Network
http://www.jp-network.japanpost.jp/amusement/downloads/
This website has graphics about the seasons, annual events and calligraphy.
Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/subject/japanese/
Quizlet is a flash cards and study games website.
Clip Art Factory
http://www.printout.jp/clipart/index.html
This website provides clip-art.
Hiragana Times
http://www.hiraganatimes.com/index.html
This website has information about living in Japan, current events and links to other Japanese
websites.
About.com. Japan Travel
http://gojapan.about.com/
This website provides information on travel in Japan, planning a trip, what to do and where to go
while in Japan and information on Japanese culture.
Japanese Teachers’ Resources
http://www.japaneseteachers.net/
This website provides an online gathering of Japanese language education professionals from
across the world, sharing ideas and resources for the benefit of the wider language teaching
community.
NihongoBC: British Columbia Teachers of Japanese
http://sites.google.com/site/nihongobc/
This website has free resources created by teachers of Japanese in Canada.
South Wolds Japanese
http://www.japanese-at-southwolds.org.uk//index.html
This website has learning resources suitable for Stage 2 and 3.
Nihongo
http://nihongo-e-na.com/
This website is dedicated to introducing a variety of websites and online tools useful for studying
Japanese.
Japanese in Anime & Manga
http://www.anime-manga.jp/
This site focuses on expressions specific to anime and manga.
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JF Standard for Japanese-Language Education
http://jfstandard.jp/top/ja/render.do
This website provides a framework for Japanese-language education.
Teacher resources
Japanese Teaching Ideas
http://www.japteach.com/
This website allows Japanese teachers to exchange resources. It has a wide variety of resources
for teachers to download. It also has links to other Japanese language and culture websites.
ClassTools.net
http://classtools.net/
This website allows users to create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams.
Minna no Kyozai
http://minnanokyozai.jp/kyozai/home/en/render.do
This is a free to use members–only website to help Japanese language teachers around the world
create teaching materials for their students.
Quia – Quintessential Instructional Archive
http://www.quia.com/shared/japanese/
This website allows teachers to create activities, quizzes, calendars, surveys and a class webpage
to share these activities with students and parents.
NSW HSC Online
http://hsc.csu.edu.au/japanese/
This website provides information on Japanese Beginners, Continuers, Extension and Background
Speakers Courses in NSW including syllabus, exams and resources.
AJALT Association for Japanese Language Teaching
http://www.ajalt.org/e/
Association for Japanese Language Teaching promotes the exchange of ideas about Japanese
language teaching through an annual symposium and magazine, and develops language teaching
materials.
Meguro Language Center
http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
This website has worksheets suitable for all stages.
NHK World
http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/
This website has free online Japanese lessons.
Japanese Revision Page for New Zealand Secondary Students
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/richand3/
This website provides revision of grammar, vocabulary and kanji activities for Year 11-12 based on
the New Zealand Syllabus.
Japanese Online Self Help Utility – JOSHU
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/japanese/joshu/gquiz.php
This website has grammar quizzes applicable to Year 11-12 (particularly particles and verb
conjugation).
My Kikitori
http://mykikitori.com
This website has a variety of Listening Comprehension exercises with slow speed and natural
speed, suitable for Years 10-12.
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University of Minnesota Japanese
http://all.umn.edu/japanese_language/class_materials/particle_exercise/index.html
This website provides particle exercises relating to Genki I.
VIU Japanese programme
http://web.viu.ca/furutak/language_exercise_page/lan-ex.htm
This website provides grammar and vocabulary exercises.
Akita University Japanese
http://zeus.ie.akita-u.ac.jp/~satoru/exercise/
This website provides grammar and vocabulary exercises.
Japanese Resource Library
日本語教材図書館
http://www.n-lab.org/library/jishu/
This website provides verb form conjugation practice.
Monash Japanese
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/japanese/resources/sakura/exercises.html
This website provides a series of listening comprehension exercises for beginners through to
intermediate level.
The Japan Forum
http://www.tjf.or.jp/eng/index.html
This website provides information, ideas and activities for Japanese language teaching.
av media systems
http://www.avsystems.com.au/default/lote_resources
This website provides a list of Japanese language websites.
The Lives of Japanese Elementary School Students
http://www.tjf.or.jp/shogakusei/index_e.htm
This website provides information on elementary schools in Japan.
Stages 1 and 2
Japan Foundation Chikara-Resources for GCSE Japanese
http://www.jpf.org.uk/language/exercises/list.php
This website contains information about the following topics: myself, family and home life; school
life and routines; town and social life.
Click Japan
http://www.tjf.or.jp/clicknippon/en/index.html
This website provides information for both those interested in Japan and those involved in
Japanese language education. There are plenty of materials that can be used for Japanese
language and culture. The materials are provided in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Online language resources: Indonesian and Japanese readers for the middle years.
http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/sites/readers/main.htm
Covering topics such as the family, homes, shopping, everyday life, school, the environment,
endangered animals, volcanoes, clothing, religion and beliefs, buildings, food and health, this
website, with its text, pictures, audio and interactive activities, is a valuable motivating resource for
students of Japanese and Indonesian. It includes a detailed teacher's guide summarising each topic
and method of approach.
Kids-points
http://www.kids-points.com/drill/index.html
This website provides exercises in Japanese language.
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Japanese–Chinese
(Teaching & Learning Resources Years 5 to 8)
http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/nalsas/explorers/index.html
This website provides Japanese learning materials for students in Years 5–8 and teacher resources.
Hiragana and Katakana practice
http://www.gyford.com/japanese/
This website allows you to practise the Japanese alphabets.
CosCom Learn Japanese
http://www.coscom.co.jp/index.html
This website has Japanese language learning materials, with audio and information on Japan.
Introduction to Japanese Language for Nihongo Learning with Speech
http://sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/sp/lesson/j/doc/japanese.html
This website provides an introduction to the Japanese language, with language exercises and
explanations of the grammar and vocabulary.
Study Stack
http://www.studystack.com/
This website allows students to make their own ‘study stacks’ of vocabulary and then use them to
play memory and recognition games.
Digital dialects. Japanese language
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Japanese.htm
This is a free-for-use educational tool and guide to online Japanese resources. Most activities and
interactive games include animation and audio and cover functional language topics: common
phrases and greetings, colours, numbers, fruit and vegetables, animals, days and months, and
frequently used vocabulary.
Usagi-Chan Genki Resource Page
http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/index.html
This website contains resources for students using the Genki textbook.
Genki Japan
http://www.genkienglish.net/genkijapan/menu.htm
This website provides Japanese videos, songs, games to remember numbers, adjectives and kana
symbols.
Learn Alberta
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ilk/index.html
This website provides basic scenarios for Stage 1.
Tokorozawa
http://www.tokorozawa-stm.ed.jp/d_base/nihongo/html/english.html
This website provides basic scenarios for Stage 1.
Learning Chocolate
http://www.learningchocolate.com/?st_lang=ja
This website has vocabulary building exercises for Stage 1.
Stages 2 and 3
Homestay
http://www.perth-info.jp/
This website provides information in Japanese on what to do and where to stay when in Western
Australia.
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The Japanese page.com
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/
This website provides sample Japanese language lessons, videos, blogs and chats.
Japanese Language
http://language.tiu.ac.jp/materials/eng/yomi/index.html
This website provides readings in Japanese with clarification of vocabulary used.
Perth News (in Japanese)
http://www.perthnews.com.au/
This website provides up-to-date information about what is happening in Perth.
Nakama Textbook Vocabulary Pod casting
http://www.kshinagawa.com/podcast/nakamav01/Site/Lesson%202/Lesson%202.html
This website provides podcast vocabulary lessons. It can also be downloaded free from iTunes.
Japanese–Online.com
http://www.japanese-online.com/
This website provides free Japanese language lessons.
Deai: the lives of Seven Japanese High School Students
http://www.tjf.or.jp/deai/index.html
This website looks at the personalities and daily lives of seven Japanese high school students
though photographs and texts to support the learning of Japanese.
Japanese Web Resources
http://college.hmco.com/languages/japanese/resources/japanese.htm#language
This website provides links to Japanese cultural, linguistic and media websites.
The Pod Lounge – podcasting community
http://www.thepodlounge.com.au/listfeed.php?feed=13455
This website provides language lessons via daily podcasts from Tokyo.
PART 3: MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE LIST
All resources for this WACE course are recommendations only and are not exhaustive.
Each school should decide on specific titles for their students in consultation with their
school community and sector guidelines.
New resources will be added as they are identified.
The recommended resources are to be used to support teaching and learning only and not
as a substitute for the syllabus; the syllabus is what is used to develop examination
questions and all teaching should be directly linked to the syllabus.
General Resource
BECKETT, R. & VISUAL EDUCATION MEDIA. (2005). Exploring Japan: a visual journey.
Auckland, N.Z.: Visual Education Media. 1 DVD: sd., col. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN 9781877496011
This program is a visual account of everyday Japanese life, with its mix of traditional and modern
culture. Support materials are provided on the CD-ROM.
SIMON & SCHUSTER. (2005). Basic Japanese. New York: Simon & Schuster. 5 audio
CDs
ISBN 9780743517683 (0743517687)
This series of audio CDs provides real-life spoken practice sessions for self-instruction in Japanese.
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THOMAS, JORDAN. (2007). Japan. Sydney: Trocadero Publishing. 1 CD-ROM: col.
ISBN 9780864270238 (0864270232)
This CD-ROM includes all aspects of Japanese culture, including government; transport; climate
and environment; arts and crafts; food and cuisine; peoples and religions; statistics; the flag and a
comprehensive history.
JAPAN FOUNDATION. The Happy Family Plan DVD & Language Resource Kit. (2010)
Sydney: Japan Foundation
http://www.happyfamilyplan.com/
This resource contains the original movie with English subtitles and has a dedicated website.
Stage 1
OHTA, Y., SHIBATA, M., MAKINO, K., MITSUI, A, MIYAGI, Y. (1992). Mainichi no Kikitori:
Everyday Listening in 50 Days.Tokyo: Bonjinsha.
ISBN 9784893586322
Mainichi no Kikitori 50-nichi: Everyday listening in 50 days provides listening tasks for beginners
and includes a text book, work book and cassette.
MELBOURNE CENTRE FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION (2004) Listening
Tasks for Middle Year Students of Japanese Melbourne: Melbourne Centre for Japanese
Language Education
Year 10 Listening Comprehension Tasks – with transcripts/CD/questions/answers
STATE OF NSW, DET (2005) Japanese Stage 5 Arigato! Centre for Learning Innovation
Interactive CD-ROM with emphasis on gift giving and receiving and visiting a Japanese house.
Stages 2 and 3
WESTONE SERVICES. (2009). Japanese. Unit 2A. West Perth: WestOne Services. 2 CDROMs and 1 audio CD:sd., col.
ISBN 9781742055152 (174205515X)
Suitable for unit 2A, the focus for this unit is Home-stay. Students explore expanding friendships
and networking, home life, celebrations and gift giving, special events and places of interest.
WESTONE SERVICES. (2010). Japanese. Unit 2B. West Perth: WestOne Services. 2 CDROMs and 1 audio CD:sd., col.
ISBN 9781742054230 (1742054234)
Suitable for unit 2B, the focus for this unit is Welcome to my country! It offers the student
opportunities to explore situations and events associated with welcoming visitors to Australia.
WESTONE SERVICES. (2011). Japanese. Unit 3A. West Perth: WestOne Services. 2 CDROMs and 1 audio CD:sd., col.
ISBN 9781742056494 (1742056490)
Suitable for Unit 3A, the focus for this unit is young travellers. Students explore issues and events
associated with travelling and travel preparation including cultural differences, places to visit and
stay in Japan, local attractions and special events.
NAKAYAMA, Y. & GARNER, S. (2009). Gakusei seikatsu! Bendigo, Victoria: Classroom
Video. 1 DVD (13 min.): sd., col.
SCIS 1429235
Meet Yui and Yayoi - two Japanese teenage students who tell us all about student life in Japan. We
learn about their school and the subjects they study; what they do in their spare time; what they eat;
and about their families and friends.
ASSOCIATION FOR JAPANESE-LANGUAGE. (2001). Teaching.Japanese for young
people. III.
Tokyo: Kodansha. 3 audio CDs.
ISBN 9784770028105 (4770028105)
With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program
builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues,
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exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact
discs.
MELBOURNE CENTRE FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION (2004) Listening
Tasks for Middle Year Students of Japanese Melbourne: Melbourne Centre for Japanese
Language Education
Year 11-12 Listening Comprehension Tasks – with transcripts/CD/questions/answers
MELBOURNE CENTRE FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION らくらく MCJLE
CD-ROM Audio Databank for Senior Students of Japanese. Victoria Melbourne Centre for
Japanese Language Education
http://arts.monash.edu.au/affiliates/mcjle/resources-for-purchase.php
This website has listening tasks suitable for Stage 2 and 3. Available for purchase on CD-ROM.
STATE OF NSW, DET (2007) Japanese Stage 6 Beginners Motto Hanashitai! Centre for
Learning Innovation
Interactive CD-Rom with many listening and responding activities.
STATE OF NSW, DET (2007) Japanese Stage 6 Beginners Moshimoshi kiite! Centre for
Learning Innovation
Interactive CD-ROM with many listening and responding activities.
GLASS, S. (2009 ) Bunpo Bakkari 2AJSL [Perth, Self-published]
Bunpo Bakkari is an electronic grammar resource suitable for Stage 2 Unit 2A.
GLASS, S. (2009 ) Bunpo Bakkari 2BJSL [Perth, Self-published]
Bunpo Bakkari is an electronic grammar resource suitable for Stage 2 Unit 2B.
GLASS, S. (2009 ) Bunpo Bakkari 3A/BJSL [Perth, Self-published]
Bunpo Bakkari is an electronic grammar resource suitable for Stage 3.
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