Level 3 German
Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Zimmer
Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and personal life.
German is the native language of more than 100 million people and 15,4 million people are currently learning German worldwide. It is the most widely spoken in the European Union and official language in 6 countries. Studying German can be a great way to introduce yourself to the rich culture of Germany, as well as discovering its influence in film and literature and its connections with New Zealand.
The Year 13 German course covers the New Zealand curriculum at Level 8. The communicative approach is used encouraging learners to engage in meaningful communication in German. German is used as much as possible in the learning environment and interactive, learner-centred activities are central to the programme. The activities involve listening, watching, speaking, reading and writing. Students get the opportunity to participate in the Auckland Goethe Speaking Competition. They may apply for the NZ German Student Exchange (10 weeks in Germany at the end of the school year).
Main areas of study: Traditional stories, our changing world, environmental issues, sports, festivals.
Use the interpersonal skills that you will gain from speaking another language to develop your career as a doctor, counsellor, pilot, lawyer, diplomat, actor, teacher, journalist, or technology designer.
Recommended Prior Learning
At least 5 credits gained internally AND 5 credits gained externally through NCEA Level 2 German. Otherwise permission required from TIC German.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.