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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify, comprehend and create a range of different text types, including simple narrative, informative and persuasive texts such as diary entries, letters, advertisements and articles, incorporating appropriate linguistic, textual and cultural elements

[Key concepts: text construction, textual conventions; Key processes: comparing, analysing, applying]

 (ACLGEU031)

Elaborations
  • applying knowledge of the interrelationship of audience, context and purpose and using knowledge of text types and their purpose to predict the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in texts
  • identifying how grammatical choices, words and images combine in a text to achieve particular intentions and effects, for example, the positioning of the reader in advertisements through the use of personal pronouns, imperative/interrogative verb forms and emotive language and images
  • comparing German and English versions of texts with easily recognisable language features, such as love songs or recipes, noticing differences or similarities in imagery or focus that might be culturally significant
  • analysing structural and linguistic differences through reading, viewing, listening to and/or performing texts with common content, such as print, radio and television advertisements for the same product
  • understanding, creating and transforming texts with different purposes (to persuade, to entertain), different audiences (children, adolescents, German speakers, Australians) and different forms, including digital (short speech, blog)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Text types,  German language

Teacher resource

The Stolen Generations

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Forgotten heroes

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Interactive resource

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

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Text

Aboriginal traditional knowledge and storytelling

This online resource library gives teachers direct access to cultural organisations and educators specialising in cultural awareness and traditional knowledge/storytelling.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! Your life: activities you like

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Interactive resource

Open Explorer Builder

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Zou ba! Chinese New Year

Explore the activities and customs of Chinese New Year and learn how to wish others a Happy New Year.

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Out and about: city excursion [Arabic/English]

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Interactive Resource

Vocabolario

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Interactive resource

Zou ba! Calendars: activities

Explore how to ask someone what day they will be playing a sport or doing an activity. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives when describing people and places. Use adjectives like tall, dark, damp, hot, clever, brave and beautiful. For example, describe Mount Kosciuszko as high and steep. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: qualifying statements

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to adjust the meaning of a statement by adding a phrase. For example, say that you speak Chinese and add 'but I can't speak it well'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [French]

Arrive at a French hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Interactive resource

Direct a taxi: Jakarta 1

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Interactive Resource

Italian-English free dictionary - app for Android

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Interactive Resource

Italian-English free dictionary - app for iPad

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Interactive resource

Moshi moshi: join the band [Windows version]

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Interactive resource

Zou ba! Calendars: birthdays

Explore how to ask a person if it is their birthday today. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Gourmet order [Chinese] [Windows version]

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