German A & B

Learning Area: LOTE

Subject Description 

During the year the students will continue to deal systematically with a wider range of vocabulary, grammar and expressions as presented in their text book KATZENSPRUNG 2. Students undertake weekly study/revision of grammar and vocabulary. Homework tasks are essential to consolidate aspects of learning the language.

Areas of Study  

  • Written activities  
  • Oral activities  
  • Reading comprehension  
  • Listening comprehension  
  • Grammar and Vocabulary.  
  • Understanding culture      

AUSVELS Dimension 

Communicating in a language other than English

Students learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to German. The skills of this dimension include listening, speaking, reading, viewing, writing, and the use of body language, visual cues and signs. The application of these skills requires knowledge of linguistic elements, including vocabulary and grammar. This dimension requires familiarity with a wide variety of texts and genres in print and electronic form.   

Intercultural knowledge and language awareness  

The Intercultural knowledge and language awareness dimension develops students’ knowledge of the connections between language and culture, and how culture is embedded throughout the communication system. Students gain an awareness of the influence of culture in the learner’s own life and first language. Different languages and language communities organise social relations and information in different ways and values differ from one community to another. Through cultural self-awareness, the ability to rationally discuss and compare cultural differences is developed.       


Listening Tasks  
Speaking Tasks  
Reading Tasks  
Writing Tasks  
Grammar and Vocabulary Tests  
Semester Examination