Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course.
Level 4 or better in Year 10 German.
German at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying German in years 8-10. In German at Continuers Level, students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how German is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts.
In German, students have opportunities to: interact with others, create texts in German, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the German-speaking Communities and the Changing World. Topics covered include: Self-image, Family and Relationships, Daily life, Leisure activities, School and Peer pressure, Future Plans and Employment, Traditions and Cultural diversity, Tourism and Hospitality and Youth issues.
Students undertake an individual investigation on a cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The German-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’.
*Note: Stage 1 German Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study Stage 1 German Continuers 2.
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 per excursion. Workbook - approximately $35.00.
Assessment Type 1:
Interaction: Possible spoken task may include discussion, interview, debate, speech, talk.
Assessment Type 2:
Text Production: Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, essay, brochure, report, review.
Assessment Type 3:
Text Analysis: Analysis and evaluation of a text(s) in German with a response in German/English.
Assessment Type 4:
Investigation: An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in German/English and a reflective response in English. One response must be in English.