Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

09 German 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Warwick Gibbs.

Year 9 German language courses are structured in two semesters of approximately 6 months each. There are three periods of class work a week for 17-18 weeks.

Aims and goals: during the semester, pupils are encouraged to communicate in German  during each class as well as learning the basics of vocabulary and grammar which relate to the topics below. This semester course provides a solid basis of knowledge upon which to build future years of German studies through Year 10 – Year 13, Level 3 and Scholarship.


  1. Greetings, introductions, describing things or people, saying where you live, numbers up to 10, saying goodbye and thank you, expressing likes and dislikes and asking others about their likes/dislikes. 
  2. The alphabet, enquiring how people are, ages, numbers up to 100, saying what class you are in and asking others, exchanging e-mail addresses, asking the meaning of words in English and German. 
  3. Talking and asking about families, colours, asking where people come from and saying where you come from. 
  4. Pets and animals. 
  5. Hobbies and sports, days of week and times of day, free time. 

Outcomes: The main wish for all our pupils is that they feel accomplished in using what they have learnt. To do this we have 2 main assessments but the majority of our learning is shown through conversation activities, using scripted dialogue or informal unscripted videoing of conversations about the chosen topics. Other activities include formative games such as bingo, cards, board games plus cultural events such as enjoying German-themed food, watching German films and researching and presenting a mini-assignment on their family.






10 German 1 (Table A) 4 lessons per week for the whole year

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*9GM1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $15
Costs include annual subscription to Education Perfect and a workbook

Please note: Education Perfect is an interactive vocabulary website based on NCEA requirements, which is an excellent resource for vocabulary learning.