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Level: 9
School code: 9GM
Year level requirements: Non compulsory


C+ or better at Year 8 level.

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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.

The Year 9 German course builds on the skills and knowledge learnt in year 8 and follows Australian curriculum requirements. In this full year course, students continue to develop their conversation, comprehension, reading and writing skills as well as learning more about the cultures of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg. Topics may include travel, shopping, food and cooking, parts of the body and illness and sport. Topics may also be negotiated.

Excursions may include visits to the Barossa Valley, the Central Market or a German restaurant.

Learning a second language enables students to communicate across cultures and enhances a student’s employment and career prospects. It provides students with unexpected opportunities.

Students engage in a range of learning and assessment activities and develop their communication and understanding through ICT, resource based learning and a variety of methodologies.

Further information

Students who continue with German into year ten are able to apply for an exchange to Germany which usually occurs when they are in Year Eleven. Students in Year Eleven may host students from Germany in July/August and travel to Germany in November/December. If students study a second language in Year Twelve, they are eligible to receive extra points towards their ATAR (university entrance) score.