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

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