German Curriculum Video
Learning a foreign language is a liberation and provides an opening to other cultures. Learning languages fosters students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Students learn to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language learning provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping students to study and work in other countries.
Students study 3 core themes:
Identify and culture
Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Current and future study and employment.
The Modern Languages Department offers courses in German, and you will continue the language you started in Year 7 and study it to GCSE level. Students who can offer a foreign language will always impress all employers. Grammar is a very important part of the course and is delivered according to ability. Students will definitely need to understand present, past and future tenses, express opinions and give justifications. High frequency vocabulary is also essential to all elements of the examination, and regular vocabulary tests will help encourage students to learn vocabulary throughout the course.