Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
The emphasis of the German Course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in German and to reflect and explore cultural perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and German culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading, speaking, listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students continue to improve their ICT skills through word processing in German, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in a language other than English. Topics covered may include; communicating identity, the environment, youth issues, Berlin and its history, migration and settlement with a focus on Hahndorf.
Bonus points are awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and German Dictionary – approximately $25.00.
Comprehending spoken and visual text.
Communicating in response to spoken and/or written and visual text.
Comprehending written and visual text.
Using language in spoken and/or written text.