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German / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Notice examples in spoken German of variation in features such as pronunciation, rhythm and stress, and the use of contractions; and articulate and apply in writing common German spelling and punctuation rules, such as for commas and quotation marks

[Key concepts: metalanguage, variation, context; Key processes: explaining, comparing, imitating, experimenting]

 (ACLGEU029)

Elaborations
  • recognising and reproducing rhythms in complex sentences, using pausing and intonation to signal clause sequence and emphasis
  • recognising the role of pronunciation, rhythm and pace in enhancing meaning and creating effects (mood, suggesting relationships) in spoken texts such as stories, poems, songs and conversations
  • listening to and/or viewing excerpts of authentic German conversations, noting examples of contractions and the impact of their use
  • comparing punctuation rules in English and German, considering aspects such as the distribution and functions of commas, and the style of quotation marks for direct speech
  • applying German punctuation and spelling rules to edit own and others’ written work systematically
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Spelling,  Punctuation,  Pronunciation,  Stress (Speech),  German language,  Contractions (Grammar)

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