Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Currie
9 German- Full Year
This course is designed for students who intend continuing with German in Year 10 and beyond.
Students will develop some understanding and knowledge of the German language and German speaking countries and their cultures.
Cultural aspects, such as German geography, cities and Federal States, cultural festivals and other German speaking countries and European neighbours will be covered.
Emphasis is placed on verbal communication but grammar and writing skills are also introduced. Students will learn basic German sentence structure and word order as well as noun genders.
Topics studied include: getting acquainted, telling the time, school, pets, family and friends.
Studying German helps students understand different customs and ways of life, thereby helping them to compare with and understand their own culture. It also helps students get more out of meeting foreigners or travelling overseas.
Learning German increases understanding of English, widens career prospects and promotes international goodwill. German is one of the recognised languages of science, technology and could be useful for anyone pursuing a career in computing, architecture, industrial and automotive design, foreign trade, tourism and government departments, including the Diplomatic Corps.
There is a course contribution of $20 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.
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