German / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Share with peers and family what they know in German, identifying different words and expressions, moving between languages depending on the audience

[Key concepts: representation, difference; Key processes: noticing, comparing]


  • distinguishing between German and English in spoken and written form (Ist das Deutsch oder Englisch?), considering factors such as pronunciation, capitalisation of nouns, and the use of cursive script in some texts for children
  • comparing greetings and terms for numbers, family members and familiar objects in German, English and other known/common languages, and noting similarities
  • comparing the words on bilingual signs around the school, such as Spielplatz/playground, Schulkantine/tuckshop
  • interpreting/translating from German into English greetings and other learnt language items for new students or non-German speakers
  • teaching a family member some German, for example, greetings, how to play a German game or sing a German song
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

Translation (Language),  German language

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