Level 1 German

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Zimmer

Recommended Prior Learning

 Year 10 German. Otherwise approval required from Teacher in Charge of German.

Germany’s economic growth, innovation, and career opportunities are just some of the endless reasons to learn German. Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options, in particular in the fields of: Tourism and Hospitality & Science and Research. Germany awards a generous number of scholarships and other support to study in Germany. From food, events, to globally recognized brands, German culture is widely adopted around the world. By learning the language, you’ll start to become part of this culture as well.

In this course we will explore our immediate environment focusing on teenage life. The Year 11 German course covers the New Zealand curriculum at Levels 5 and 6. Students can understand and produce more complex language. They can communicate beyond the immediate context, for example, past and future events. Students can understand and produce a variety of text types. The activities involve listening, speaking, reading and writing. Main areas of study: Home, school and community routines, enjoying time with family and friends, hometown, region, country holidays and travel, geography and weather, people and things - their appearance and qualities, making social arrangements - entertainment. Students get the opportunity to participate in the Education Perfect World Championships and the Auckland Goethe Society Speaking Competition. 

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. 

Because foreign language is not narrowly focused on specific career paths, you have a wide array of professional options.

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.


Year 11 Options, Languages

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 German

Career Pathways

Secondary School Teacher, Flight Attendant, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Journalist, Interpreter, Foreign Policy Officer, Importer/Exporter, Historian, Hotel/Motel Manager, Immigration Officer, Translator