|Year level requirements:||Non compulsory|
C+ or better at Year 9 level.
Learning another language enhances students’ abilities to:
- acquire skills and strategies to communicate in another language
- develop a positive attitude towards other cultures
- extend their knowledge and use of the structures of language, including English
- take advantage of the range of post-school options where languages can be used, including employment, education, training, travel, leisure, community and family involvement
- participate in international exchanges. Modbury High has developed close ties with the Graf Stauffenberg High School, near Frankfurt, in Germany.
- Language is one of the eight curriculum areas of the new Australian Curriculum and a desired subject across Australia.
The year ten German course builds on the communication skills and knowledge students have learnt in years eight and nine. In this full year course, students participate in oral work, partner work and group activities. Topics may be negotiated to include part time jobs, holidays, zoos and the environment. Students enjoy German songs, films and an excursion.
Students learn to start and maintain discussions, to be able to make decisions and solve problems, to present information using a variety of text types, to express opinions and to write stories - in German.
Students who study German in year ten are able to apply for an exchange to Germany which usually occurs when they are in year eleven. Students in years ten and eleven are able to host students from Germany in the middle of the year and then travel to Germany in November/December.
Year ten German prepares students for language study in the senior school.
Students who study a language in year 12 are eligible to receive extra points towards their ATAR (university entrance) score.