German / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Engage in tasks and transactions that involve negotiation and problem-solving

[Key concepts: exploratory talk, exchange of ideas, task management; Key processes: transacting, negotiating]


  • participating in collaborative learning experiences with peers to organise class events such as an excursion to the market or contribution to a local festival, for example, Wir können mit dem Zug oder mit dem Bus zum Markt fahren. Was wollen wir für das Straßenfest organisieren?
  • planning and conducting a group activity such as a live or online Modeschau with a theme, for example, Sommerferien, Wintersport, ‘Damals und heute’
  • agreeing or disagreeing with a suggestion (Gute Idee!; Wozu? Das wäre super/blöd!), and accepting or declining an offer or invitation, for example, Danke für die Einladung, aber ich habe freitagabends Judo. Hast du am Montag Zeit?
  • transacting and negotiating in real or simulated situations, such as shopping or comparing similar offers for goods in online catalogues on German-language internet sites, including commenting on price, for example, Ich möchte diese Hose anprobieren. Haben Sie Größe 38? Das ist sehr preiswert.
  • asking, giving and following directions to real or virtual locations (Wo ist das Schwimmbad? Es ist in der Schillerstraße. Wie komme ich am besten zum Bahnhof? Können Sie mir helfen? Ich suche…), using electronic information devices, apps, street maps or directories
  • complaining about unsatisfactory goods or services, for example, making a phone call about a cancelled concert and asking for a refund or substitute tickets for another event (Ich möchte mich beschweren. Ich möchte mein Geld zurück!)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Negotiation,  Problem solving,  German language

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