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German / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Notice similarities and differences when using German compared to own language, such as how it feels, sounds and looks, and involves behaviours as well as words

[Key concepts: language, culture, difference; Key processes: noticing, comparing, observing]


  • recognising that some German language use is similar to English, such as greetings used according to the time of day and the formality of a situation, for example, Guten Morgen and Morgen! Tag! Hallo!
  • noticing similarities and differences in cultural practices and stating own reactions to the language used, for example, Das ist anders/gleich when noticing such things as how a child beginning school is celebrated in a German-speaking country with a Schultüte or how a German speaker wishes others luck with Daumen drücken
  • describing how it feels to use German, such as when singing a song or hearing German spoken by others, and noticing differences in behaviour, voice or body language when speaking German
  • comparing aspects of Australian and German children’s lifestyles, for example, ways of playing games, buying or eating food, interacting with family members and participating in school life
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  German language

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