German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Make choices while using German, recognising own assumptions and responsibility for modifying language and behaviours in relation to different cultural perspectives

[Key concepts: judgement, reciprocity, cultural behaviour; Key processes: questioning, modifying behaviour, taking responsibility]

 (ACLGEC180)

Elaborations
  • exploring the reciprocal nature of intercultural communication, the two-way process of noticing and responding to differences in perceptions, understandings or behaviours, for example, attitudes to interruptions, personal space and physical contact, and degree of formality or directness
  • reflecting on learning and using German, such as breakdowns or breakthroughs in communication, and discussing repair and recovery strategies and insights gained
  • reflecting on and explaining aspects of language and cultural behaviour that need to be modified when communicating in German, evaluating how own language choices may be perceived by German speakers and making adjustments to enhance meaning, for example, the overuse of ‘polite’ phrases such as Können Sie mir bitte … ? and Aber meiner Meinung nach … rather than expressing wishes or responding to a suggestion in a more direct manner
  • challenging own assumptions and offering different perspectives to new language-learning contexts and situations
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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