German Language courses
Students learn about greetings, introductions, school, the time, weather and seasons, food,
sport and leisure getting around town. They also learn to talk about family,
friends, pets, birthdays and celebrations and their life. German history and
culture are part of the course, as well as comparing German life with New
Building on Year 9 skills, students
learn about school life, houses and homes, towns and cities, shopping for clothes,
leisure and social activities, sports injuries, eating out, holidays, personal
relationships and the people in the German-speaking world. They also learn how
to ask for and give permission and to talk about past events.
NCEA level 1 allows students to use and expand their knowledge gained in the junior school and continue to learn about life in Germany and German speaking cultures.
There is an emphasis on interacting and making
meaning in this course. Students delve into the world of German cinema and
literature, as well as study a German-speaking community outside Germany in
detail. They also look at personal relationships, health issues for teenagers,
technology, leisure, media, music and future plans.
This course aims to enhance listening,
reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as to encourage an understanding
of the way of life in German-speaking countries. Students study a region of Germany
in detail and they also look at racism issues, crime and punishment, the
environment, the creative arts of Germany, and the world of work.