Year-Long Elective Unit
Year 9 German.
In 2017 German was removed from our Year 7 offerings. Students will not be able to enrol in Year 10 German after 2019.
The course aims to extend and improve the student's competence in using German for a variety of purposes, using an integrated skills approach. Students learn the skills of skim reading passages to identify key words and points, as well as the intensive reading of passages to extract detail and draw conclusions. Students are able to speak with greater accuracy and improved pronunciation. Written tasks are undertaken both to consolidate the learning of themes and structures and to use the language for practical purposes, such as letters and reports.
- How do the lifestyles of German speakers and Australians differ?
- What contribution do German speakers make to the wider world through history and commerce?
Areas of Study
- Relationships and future plans.
- Holidays — designing a trip.
- Free time and media.
- Getting around, places in the city, sights in Berlin, asking directions.
- Home and local environment.
- Fairy tales.
- Revision of the future and present tenses.
- Adjective comparison.
- Future tense, Simple past.
- Vowel change verbs.
- Simple infinitive clauses.
- Modal verbs.
- Subordinate clauses.
- Reflexive verbs.
- Forms of address.
- Cases and prepositions.
|Vocabulary and Grammar
||Regular vocabulary and grammar tests.
||Listening tasks designed to demonstrate comprehension of information, opinions and reasons in a range of texts, including authentic material, by using the information to solve problems and make decisions.
||Participation in discussions and presentations to inform, compare, state a viewpoint and explain a process.
||Identification of main characters and events in narrative texts and extraction of information and ideas from descriptive and procedural texts.
||Writing tasks of up to 200 words incorporating the use of the linguistic structures listed above and adhering to the conventions of various text types.
||Students undertake an examination at the conclusion of the course, testing reading and writing skills.