Teacher in Charge:
Students progress from Levels 1 / 2 of German in the New Zealand Curriculum to Levels 3 / 4, learning to describe aspects of their own background and their immediate environment such as their families and friends, routines, hobbies, activities, homes, their home town and their school.
While the course concentrates on communication in the target language, students also learn about socio-cultural elements of the countries where the languages are spoken such as food, traditions, humour as well as life, culture and sights of some of the big cities.
A wide variety of resources is used: DVD, film, letters, dialogues, web pages, PowerPoints, photos, memes, brochures, maps, posters, timetables, songs and magazines. The students are encouraged to use internet programs like Duolingo, GoVocab and Education Perfect to practise their language skills.
The four language skills taught are: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.