Develop a good working knowledge of key German vocabulary across a variety of relevant topics, which can be presented in written or spoken form.
Understand how sentence structure works in German and to be able to use and adapt this to create their own pieces of creative and factual writing.
Improve their pattern spotting abilities to be able to see and apply grammatical rules that are standard in the German language.
Be able to converse in German across a variety of relevant topics and levels, for example being able to talk about themselves and their interests, transactional conversations, such as shopping for souvenirs or eating in a café.
Develop their own reading abilities to be able to read authentic German texts for gist or to infer meaning, as well as looking for clues in the language used to inform this.
Become more familiar with how the German language sounds when it is spoken so that information becomes easier to understand, as well as using these sounds to improve the students’ own German accents.
Use the knowledge and skills developed in German to complete several types of tasks that replicate events and activities that are commonplace in day to day life.
Begin to see themselves as citizens of the world and gain insight into how people in German-speaking countries live and behave. Students will be able to see parallels and differences between these cultures.