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German / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the pronunciation of loan words, and understand and apply knowledge of similarities and differences between German and English punctuation

[Key concepts: pronunciation, punctuation, systems; Key processes: comparing, making connections, noticing]


  • exploring the German pronunciation of a range of loan words from English and other languages, for example, Job, Restaurant, Pizza
  • recognising the role of and relationship between pronunciation, rhythm and pace in creating effects in spoken texts such as stories, poems, songs and conversations
  • comparing punctuation rules in English and German, considering aspects such as the distribution and functions of commas, the style of quotation marks for direct speech, and writing numbers less than one million as one word
  • applying German punctuation and spelling rules to own writing and learning to systematically edit own and others’ written work
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Punctuation,  Pronunciation,  Loanwords,  German language

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