Year 10 German

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Currie

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 German, or HOD approval

The skills taught at Year 9 level will be reinforced and further developed to enable students to cope with more complex structures. The emphasis is still on effective communication, both oral and written.

Topics studied include:

Learning about family life 


Eating out 


Travel and Geography 


It is a natural follow‑on from Year 9 German as most students study a foreign language for at least two years. In our experience it is the minimum time to achieve a sound level of competency. Students will gain a very good understanding of a foreign culture and get more out of meeting foreigners abroad or in New Zealand. German could be useful for anyone going to University.

This course is an entry requirement for Year 11 German and lays the foundation for the reading and writing skills essential for NCEA Level 1, and subsequently also for Years 12 and 13. Learning German may help to gain jobs in computer firms, foreign trading companies, tourist companies and government departments.

This is a Year 10 optional course.

Learning Areas:


Detailed Course Outline

NCEA Level 1 German

You are also encouraged to sit the international benchmark examinations for German (A1) from the European Framework. These examinations take place at the end of Term 3 and are subsidised by the Goethe-Institut through the PASCH program.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $20 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.

Pathway Tags

Writer, Historian, Social Work, Translator, Journalist, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Foreign Policy Officer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Editor, Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Policy Analyst, Flight Attendant

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