German / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on different aspects of the cultural dimension of learning and using German

[Key concepts: cultural attitudes and values, assumptions; Key processes: recognising, discussing, analysing]

 (ACLGEU170)

Elaborations
  • recognising that different expressions are used across cultures to communicate ideas, for example, when describing Brot or school excursions (Klassenfahrt, Wandertag)
  • exploring how origin, geography and religion are integrally connected with lifestyle, daily practices and language use, for example, Recycling, Kaffee und Kuchen, Wandern, Stehcaf√©, religious/public holidays, choice of Fremdsprachen offered in schools
  • discussing the use of appropriate gestures and body language when communicating in German, for example, not putting hands in pockets while talking with someone (as this may be considered rude), and maintaining eye contact
  • identifying changes in own ways of thinking about culture and identity as a result of learning German
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

Culture,  German language

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