Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 German

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Currie.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 German, or HOD approval

This course covers reading, speaking, listening and writing. Credits in speaking and writing will be internally assessed. Emphasis will be on effective communication, oral and written work. The themes will be directed by the curriculum and cover such areas as:

  • Important people in my life
  • Where I live
  • Learning is fun
  • My free time/my day
  • My favourite places
  • Food and health
  • Travel and holidays

Cultural aspects of German-speaking countries will also be studied and incorporated into the programme (lifestyle, history, geography, traditions and customs).

Level 1 German is a prerequisite for Level 2 and Level 3 work in Year 12 and 13, and subsequent university study. It may be helpful to gain employment in many different areas, such as the tourist industry, the Ministry of Affairs, or the electronics/engineering fields.

You are also encouraged to sit the international benchmark examinations for German (A1, A2) 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.

NCEA Level 1

Learning Areas:


Detailed Course Outline

NCEA Level 2 German

German can be studied at tertiary level
Study at a German university: Students studying German with Merit and Excellence grades in Level 2 and 3 NCEA can enter a German university to follow a course of study in Germany. (As well as any combination of any academic subjects such as English, Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Biology, Physics and Chemistry at Level 2 or 3 Merit and Excellence level)
Also B2 in German will get you entry into a German university. (European Framework Language Examination)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $30 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.