German Continuers

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaLanguages
DurationFull Year
SemesterFull Year
Pre requisiteStage 1 German and/or a background in speaking German
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who desire to explore the German language and culture further, and to be more confident in communicating in German. Students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully with people across cultures. Students are given opportunities to develop knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the German language and culture in relation to their own. Students reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs, and values, and develop an understanding of how culture and identity are expressed through language.

Enrollment is subject to eligibility criteria set by the SACE Board (contact OAC for details).

What will I learn

Students are expected to develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to:

1. interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions, and experiences in German

2. create texts in German to express information, feelings, ideas, and opinions

3. analyse texts that are in German to interpret meaning

4. examine relationships between language, culture, and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to attend an exam revision seminar in term 4.

  • The Individual
  • The German-speaking Communities
  • The Changing World

How will I be assessed?

School Assessment -70%:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio, consisting of an oral interaction, text production and text analysis - 50%
  • Assessment Type 2: In-Depth study, consisting of an oral presentation in German, a written response in French and a written reflective response in English - 20%

External Assessment -30%

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination - 30%
  1. a 15 minute oral exam in German (general conversation and discussion of the In-depth study)
  2. a 3 hour written examination

Pre requisite

Stage 1 German and/or a background in speaking German



Last updated: 13 August 2018