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German / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Respond to a range of imaginative texts by expressing opinions and feelings about key ideas and making connections with personal experiences and other texts

[Key concepts: plot, character, emotions; Key processes: expressing, reviewing, comparing]


  • conducting a mock interview with a character from a text such as a short story or episode from a television series, or with a music or movie star, about their experience
  • reviewing a film, computer game, novel or performance for a radio segment or to recommend to a friend
  • comparing Australian and German-language examples of a particular genre for cultural and stylistic differences, for example, iconic television series such as Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten and ‘Home and Away’
  • creating a persuasive text promoting a new television show, book, film or song for a targeted audience, for example, a poster, book or CD cover or social media post for German-speaking peers
  • listening to or viewing digital and other texts, such as songs, raps, or film and video clips, noticing ideas, comparing aspects that may be similar or different across cultures, and making connections with own experiences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Imaginative texts,  German language

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Direct a taxi: Jakarta 2

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Photo album: celebrations 1 [Indonesian]

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Wayang kulit

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

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Siapa saya?

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Teacher resource

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Using 'Vending machines' - Teacher idea

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Carilah oleh-oleh

Find out about the custom of gift-giving in Indonesia. Explore an Indonesian market. See what’s for sale on three different stalls. Try three different quizzes. Answer questions to find clues to a gift that would be suitable for oleh-oleh.

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Itu masalah

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