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Japanese IB Standard Ab Initio at Anglo European School

Course description

The knowledge of 185 kanji compounds required for reading (Chinese reading).


Written communication.

Effective oral communication.

Reading comprehension.


Course content

Language acquisition will be achieved through the development of the receptive, productive and interactive skills and competences.

There are three themes of individual and society, leisure and work and urban and rural environment, which are made up of 20 topics, such as education, health, employment, entertainment, holidays, media, technology and global issues.

Students are taught to understand and produce a variety of texts: spoken, written or visual.

Entry requirements

Some prior knowledge of Japanese is required.


Paper 1:

Receptive skills

Understanding of 4 written texts: 30%

Paper 2:

Productive skills: 25%

Section A: Short writing tasks

Section B: Extended writing tasks


Written assignment:

Receptive and productive skills: 20%


Individual Oral:

10 minutes of presentation, questions and conversation: 25%

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years