Students would be expected to have completed at least the Timbertop accelerated German course (or its equivalent).
The course continues to develop the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students interact orally in a range of situations and use and adapt models to pass on the information gathered to others or use it in an activity. They understand the main ideas in a range of texts and use the information both orally and in writing. They write three or four linked paragraphs for personal, social or information purposes.
In Semester 1, content areas include: relationships with family and friends, holidays, transport and weather, daily routine and chores, parts of the body, health and illnesses.
In Semester 2, content areas include: the city, town and countryside, the environment, future plans, holidays and jobs, fashion and celebrations, school life, the capital city Berlin.
The core coursework is complemented by a range of activities, including reading and listening kits; video programmes; computer software and internet access designed to foster individual learning and extend students to their capacity.
Regular exposure to our native Language Assistants in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.
1. Listening Skills (25%)
2. Speaking Skills (25%)
3. Reading Skills (25%)
4. Writing Skills (25%)