German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Informing

Curriculum content descriptions

Present information and opinions in different modes and familiar text types appropriate to audience, context and purpose, applying conventions of text types

[Key concepts: content, audience, mode; Key processes: presenting, designing, transposing]


  • presenting information in a range of persuasive and informative texts, such as advertisements, websites and magazine articles, using visual images and/or sound effects to enhance meaning for different target audiences
  • explaining a procedure or practice, using simple language and supporting graphics, materials and gestures, for example, how to play a game or sport, a cooking show segment, or fashion tips
  • creating a web page for young German-speaking travellers looking for work in Australia, indicating different regional employment possibilities and providing key points of information about each region, for example, Farmarbeit in Queensland, Kindermädchen im Outback, Küchenhilfe an der Südküste
  • conveying information, opinions and ideas by aligning choice of language and text structure to topics and themes, for example, using emotive images and captions to highlight issues such as Jugendarbeitslosigkeit, or rap rhythms and slogans to provoke reactions or to entertain
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Informative texts,  German language

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