German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Explore and express own identity and ability to act as a cultural mediator between German speakers and Australians

[Key concepts: cultural mediation, perspective, diversity; Key processes: evaluating, exploring, explaining]

 (ACLGEC181)

Elaborations
  • evaluating own experiences of using and learning German and other languages across diverse contexts over time, for example, through keeping a reflective journal based on questions such as: Wann und warum benutze ich Englisch/Deutsch? Wie fühlte ich mich früher und jetzt als Englisch-, Deutsch-, X-sprechende(r)? Warum ist es wichtig, dass ich eine neue Sprache lerne?
  • analysing the key influences (people and events) on a person’s identity by interviewing an older German speaker or researching the life of a famous person
  • explaining important cultural information that a German-speaking visitor would need to know to behave appropriately on a visit to Australia, such as when participating in a meal with a host family, attending an Australian Rules football or rugby game or a barbecue, for example, in a blog or short film clip
  • developing an annotated digital itinerary of events for a visitor from a German-speaking country to give them a sense of Australian cultural diversity
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

Personal identity,  German language

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