Year 9 German
Teacher in Charge: T. Kitchen
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
- An introduction to German Language and Culture
- German can then be taken to Year 13 (NCEA Level 3)
METHODS OF LEARNING:
The course follows the European A1 Beginner’s German Curriculum. By the end of Year 10 students should be able to pass the A1 German Test and gain an internationally benchmarked qualification. It is excellent preparation for NCEA in Year 11
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD?
Hopefully to Germany! As well as being a University Approved course most of our senior students have been to Germany during their time at school. For those with a real interest in foreign language and culture, there are lots of opportunities to use their language skills in later life. Stihl and Claas, for example, are two German companies with a real presence in Ashburton. Germany remains in the top five of New Zealand’s trading partners and as New Zealand seeks a free trade deal with the European Union, the country will remain an important friend.
HOW DO STUDENTS GET TO GERMANY?
- School German Tours – 1989, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019
- Two Month Sister School Exchanges – with our sister school Pascal Gymnasium over December/January (2018/19 Jed Cameron and Coty Cuadrado)
- Two Month Partner Exchanges over December/January with the German States of Bayern and Niedersachsen.
- PASCH Scholarships – 2 guaranteed scholarships for Year 12 students for language school study in Germany in January (2019 Kate McIlroy and Amy Pearson)
- Ministry of Education AFS Scholarship Winners (6 month stay in Germany) – Marjan Verstappen, Charlotte Crone, Kate Gerken, Nick McIntosh, Ashley Cooper, Savanna Sewell, Alex Chapman
2019 Group in front of the Cathedral in Köln
For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.