GERMAN

Students choosing this course are expected to have completed at least the Timbertop accelerated German course (or its equivalent).

Both Semesters

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 information to others or in activities. 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: pocket money and buying clothes, holidays, transport and weather, relationships with family and friends, daily routine and chores, parts of the body, health and illnesses.

In Semester 2, content areas include: future plans, holidays and jobs, school life, ordering food, sport, TV, celebrations, cultural information about Germany.

The core coursework is complemented by a range of activities, 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.

ASSESSMENT
1. Listening Skills (25%)
2. Speaking Skills (25%)
3. Reading Skills (25%)
4. Writing Skills (25%)

GERMAN PATHWAY AT GGS

German
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

German
Timbertop - Year 9