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Germany is home to the European Union’s largest economy and the country has the third largest economy in the world. It is also the world’s biggest exporter. Companies like BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Lufthansa, SAP, Bosch, Infineon, BASF, and many others need international partners and having German language skills definitely puts you at an advantage.
In addition to being the language of some of the world’s biggest companies, German has the highest number of native speakers in the European Union.
Due to the phonetic nature of the German language, the grammatical rules, and it’s similarity with English, learners often find German easier to follow.
Students can study German from Year 8.
Useful Resources and Websites
- Grammar books
- Vocabulary books
- www.languagesonline.org.uk – general resources for all key skills
- www.wordreference.com – online dictionary
- www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips – videos on a variety of topics
- www.tes.co.uk/resources – variety of resources available
- Cinema trips
- University lectures
- Recording of German Song
- German Day
Our Students Say:
“The course is very diverse in its teaching programme. We had role plays, watching movie bites, listening to radio broadcasting, practiced reading articles, while paying attention to grammar watching a movie in the cinema and discussing the story and characters in class afterwards . A good way to learn about the language and culture of a country.”
We aim to teach the following to ensure students of German become confident and enthusiastic linguists and master the skills required:
- Dictionary and verb table skills
- Spontaneous Speaking
- Extended Writing
- Authentic Listening
- Authentic Reading
- Memory skills
Years 10 - 11
AQA New Specification from 2016
- Theme 1: Identity and culture
- Theme 2: Local, national and international and global areas of interest
- Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
- Paper 1: Listening 25%, written exam
- Paper 2: Speaking 25%, role play, photo card and general conversation
- Paper 3: Reading 25%, written exam
- Paper 4: Writing 25%, written exam