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German / Year 5 and 6 / Understanding / Language variation and change

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that there are variations in German as it is used in different contexts by different people, such as formal/informal register and regional variations

[Key concepts: variation, place, identity; Key processes: observing, comparing, analysing]

 (ACLGEU151)

Elaborations
  • using the plural informal ihr when addressing more than one person, for example, Was meint ihr? Hört gut zu!
  • noticing when the more polite Sie is used, for example, by children to unknown adults
  • recognising that there are differences in what people say when answering the family landline or their own mobile phone, for example, Schmidt, Guten Tag! or Hallo Lisa!
  • being aware of some regional variations in German language use, for example, in greetings such as the Swiss Grüezi and Austrian Servus, or the lack of the Eszett in Switzerland
  • comparing diversity in accents, dialects and vocabulary in German-speaking communities with similar diversity in the use of English within and beyond Australia
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

Register (Language),  Language usage,  German language

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