Level 3 German

13GER
Course Description

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91548 v2 German 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken German texts
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91549 v1 German 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in German that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91551 v1 German 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual German texts
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91552 v1 German 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear German to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
3
I
5
*
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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POLICY
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