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German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on self as a language user and discuss own and others’ cultural identity, considering how it is both shaped by and influences ways of communicating and thinking

[Key concepts: identity, culture, values; Key processes: reflecting, analysing, discussing]


  • reflecting on the experience of learning German and considering how this might add a further dimension to own sense of identity, for example, by creating a persuasive text about the benefits of knowing another language
  • mapping own linguistic and cultural profile, such as by creating a web profile or a timeline of major milestones, highlighting formative elements such as family languages, key relationships and intercultural experiences, for example, Wann und warum benutze ich Englisch/Deutsch/X? Wie fühlte ich mich früher und wie fühle ich mich jetzt als Englisch-, Deutsch-, Xsprechende(r)? Warum ist es wichtig, dass ich eine neue Sprache lerne?
  • noticing and exploring how identity is expressed through languages spoken by people in various cultural contexts, including languages spoken by classmates and family or community members
  • exploring how cultural identity is manifested, for example, through family occasions, community events and festivals
  • discussing how they would represent being Australian in a cultural forum, for example, what they would wear or take to an International Students Day function held in Switzerland
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • 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

Cultural identity,  German language

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