Teacher in Charge: Ms H. ZimmerRecommended Prior Learning
Year 9 German or knowledge of basic German is recommended.
Over one hundred Nobel Prizes have gone to brilliant Germans for accomplishments in physics, medicine, chemistry, literature, and other areas. So, if you are looking to add a Nobel Prize to your resume, learning German might not be a bad place to start. Perhaps you have slightly lower goals and would like to start by revising how to introduce yourself and your family, and to talk about your daily life, school, and your town? Then this is the right course for you!
As you learn how to understand, speak, read and write more German, you will also develop your intercultural skills, which make us better adapted to living in a diverse society, more internationally minded and better at resolving cross-cultural conflict.
In this course we will explore our immediate environment and focus on areas of personal interest. You will learn how to understand and construct simple texts using your knowledge of German to describe aspects of your own background and immediate environment.
The emphasis is on communicating using everyday German in authentic contexts. You will get the opportunity to participate in the Language Perfect World Championships and the Auckland Goethe Society Speaking Competition.
This course prepares you for NCEA German Level 1 to NCEA Level 3 where you will be able to apply for different exchange programmes and scholarships to go to Germany.
The topics we will cover are: Pets and Animals / Hobbies, Sports and Free time / Food and Drink / School / Parts of the Body and Ailments/ Getting around Town / People’s Appearance / Weather
Lynfield College is part of the worldwide network of PASCH schools. PASCH stands for the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1,800 schools that place a high value on German, have special links to Germany and are dedicated to offering their students the best possible education. Being a PASCH school means that every year senior students can apply for scholarships to attend a youth course in Germany.
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.
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.