German / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Initiate and participate in interactions with peers and adults to discuss and exchange views and experiences

[Key concepts: neighbourhood, school, leisure; Key processes: discussing, commenting, comparing]

 (ACLGEC154)

Elaborations
  • discussing and giving opinions on various topics such as school life, neighbourhood, entertainment, sport and leisure, for example, Hast du ein Lieblingsfach? Ja, ich mag Deutsch. Wie findest du Mathe? Ich finde Sozi interessant. Und du? Ich wohne gern auf dem Land. Es gibt in der Nähe einen Fluβ und einen Fußballplatz. Leider haben wir kein Kino. Gibt es einen Supermarkt, wo du wohnst?
  • recounting events and describing activities and personal experiences, for example, Gestern Abend hat Karly bei The Voice gewonnen. Hast du sie gesehen? Wir sind in den Ferien zum Strand gefahren.
  • communicating in face-to-face or online guided discussions with peers and German-speaking contacts to seek or share information and ideas about social, cultural and environmental issues, for example, Was recyceln Sie, Herr Meier?
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

Communities,  Personal identity,  German language

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