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German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact with others to make decisions and solve problems to complete tasks such as obtaining goods or services, and negotiate with peers to take individual and/or collective action

[Key concepts: roles, transactions, tasks; Key processes: collaborating, negotiating, discussing]


  • sharing suggestions with peers to organise class displays and events such as a German Kabarett or Karneval (Wer organisiert die Musik?; Wir können Poster machen), and agreeing or disagreeing with a suggestion, for example, Gute Idee!; Das ist/wäre super/blöd!
  • participating in scenarios related to travelling or living in a German-speaking country, for example, staying with a host family or using transport
  • completing tasks involving authentic or simulated transactions, such as shopping for clothes or comparing similar offers for goods in online catalogues on German-language internet sites, for example, Ich möchte diese Hose anprobieren. Haben Sie Größe 38?; 30 Euro? Das ist sehr preiswert.
  • completing an application form for services such as online memberships or for opportunities such as student exchange programs or scholarships, and explaining reasons for applying
  • discussing and negotiating a resolution to a problem, such as a disagreement with a parent, sibling or classmate about having to share a room or computer (Was soll ich tun? Ich kann es nicht haben, wenn … .), or making a complaint about unsatisfactory goods or services (Ich habe eine vegetarische Pizza bestellt, aber … .; Die Hose ist die falsche Gröβe. Ich möchte mein Geld zurück.
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  German language,  Financial transactions

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