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.
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.
*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.