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VCE Languages

German Unit 3 and 4

Prerequisites

German Units 1 and 2.

Course Description

In 2017 German was removed from our Year 7 offerings. Students will not be able to enrol in Year 12 German after 2021.  

These units are designed to enable students to:

• communicate with others in German in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational contexts

• understand the relationship between language and culture

• compare cultures and languages and enhance intercultural awareness

• understand and appreciate the cultural contexts in which German is spoken

• learn about language as a system and themselves as language learners

• make connections between different languages, knowledge and ways of thinking

• become part of multilingual communities by applying language learning to social and leisure activities, life-long learning and the world of work.

Areas of study

Themes and Topics

  • The Individual: personal identity and lifestyles, relationships and aspirations, education and careers.
  • The German-speaking Communities: cultural heritage, historical and contemporary perspectives and lifestyles in German-speaking countries and communities.
  • The World Around Us: global and contemporary society, communication and media, and the influence of science and technology.

Vocabulary

While there is no prescribed vocabulary list, it is expected that the student will be familiar with a range of vocabulary and idioms relevant to the topics prescribed in the study design.

Kinds of Writing

Students are expected to be familiar with and be able to produce five kinds of writing: personal, informative, persuasive, evaluative and imaginative.

Assessment

Unit 3 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Participate in a spoken exchange in German to resolve a personal issue. A three- to four-minute role-play, focusing on negotiating a solution to a personal issue.  20
Interpret information from texts and write responses in German. Responses to specific questions or instructions using information extracted from written, spoken and viewed texts on the selected subtopic. 15
Express ideas in a personal, informative or imaginative piece of writing in German. An approximately 250-word personal, informative or imaginative piece of writing. 15
Total Marks 50

 

Unit 4 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Share information, ideas and opinions in a spoken exchange in German. A three- to four-minute interview providing information and responding to questions about a cultural product or practice. 20

Analyse information from written, spoken and viewed texts for use in a written response in German.

 

 

An approximately 250-word written response for a specific audience and purpose, incorporating information from three or more texts. 15
Present information, concepts and ideas in evaluative or persuasive writing on an issue in German. An approximately 300-word evaluative or persuasive piece of writing. 15
Total Marks 50

Overall Final Assessment

Graded Assessment Title Assessment Exam Duration Contribution to Study Score (%)
1 Unit 3 Coursework School-assessed   25
2 Unit 4 Coursework School-assessed   25
3 Exam: Oral component October 15 mins 12.5
4 Exam: Written component November 2 hours 37.5

 

Reproduced by permission of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au