German

All pupils currently study German in S1, S2 and S3, building on their experience of learning German in the primary school, and can then choose to continue with the study of German up to National 4, National 5 or CfE Higher level.

Pupils are offered a variety of learning experiences and are regularly given the opportunity to participate in collaborative tasks such as drama, song-writing, surveys etc. The department aims to promote not only the German language but also the culture of the German-speaking world.

S1/2 /3 Course information

The aim in High School is to develop further confidence in the four skills of reading - listening - talking - writing. Pupils should become increasingly aware of the following:

- how the language works, and
- how to use a German-English dictionary confidently and accurately.

Pupils in S3 will also experience a French "taster" course lasting for 24 lessons. The aim of this short course is allow the pupils to make an informed choice as to whether they would like to work towards a qualification in French in the senior phase.

 

S4/5/6 Course Information: German

Students in the senior phase who choose to study German will follow either the National 4, National 5 or CfE Higher course. In all courses students develop their skills in talking, reading, listening, writing and using a German-English dictionary. At National 5 and Higher level,  students will study and write about a German film and in so doing will broaden their knowledge of German language and culture.

Work for 28th February 2018

Advanced Higher German: Do some work on the Scholar website. Focus on reading and listening skills. Watch Tagesschau and find articles of interest on the Deutsche Welle website.

Higher German: Continue preparation for the Talking Performance and the unit assessment on talk. Keep practising your presentation, and prepare sentences on the topics which we have identified as suitable conversation topics, such as film, television, home area, freetime, relationships, technology, school and future plans, the importance of learning languages and keeping fit and healthy. You can use Scholar to practise reading and listening. You can practise directed writing and the listening essay by doing some of the exam questions in your purple writing booklet.

N5 German: Continue preparation for the Talking Performance and the writing assessment. We will reschedule the final draft to next Wednesday, 7th March, and postpone the Talking Performance till Wednesday,14th March. This gives you more time to prepare, so make the most of this! Keep practising your presentation, and prepare sentences on the topics which we have identified as suitable conversation topics, such as film, home area, freetime, relationships, work experience, school and future plans, and the importance of learning languages. You can use Scholar to practise reading and listening.

Higher French: Continue preparation for the Talking Performance. Keep practising your presentation, and prepare sentences on the topics which we have identified as suitable conversation topics, such as film, home area, freetime, relationships, technology, school and future plans, the importance of learning languages and keeping fit and healthy. You can use Scholar to practise reading and listening. 

N5 French: Continue preparation for the Talking Performance. Keep practising your presentation, and prepare sentences on the topics which we have identified as suitable conversation topics, such as film, home area, freetime, relationships, technology, school and future plans, the importance of learning languages and keeping fit and healthy. You can use Scholar to practise reading and listening. Revise for the final draft of the writing assessment. We will do this on Friday if school is open - if not, we will do it early next week.

N4 French: Revise for the writing and talking assessment on the context of employability. Revise your vocabulary and grammar notes.

S1-2-3: Revise your grammar and vocabulary notes, with particular focus on your current unit of work. 

S1: You will soon be assessed on the topic of school. This includes subjects, opinions, classroom language, 24 hour clock, snack vocabulary and uniform. 

S2: Revise time and daily routine.

S3: Look over your grammar notes on forming the present tense. Make sure you know the forms of was / were in German.  Revise film vocabulary.

 

S4/5/6 Course Information: French

Students who opt to study French in the senior phase will follow either the National 4 or National 5 course. Students will develop the skills of talking, reading, listening, writing and using a French-English dictionary. Students following the National 5 course will study and write about a French film and in so doing will broaden their knowledge of French language and culture.

Useful Links

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45775.html

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/

www.wasistwas.de

www.goethe.de

www.kidsweb.de

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/

www.tagesschau.de

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek#/hauptnavigation/sendung-verpasst

https://www.fragfinn.de/kinderliste.html

http://www.blinde-kuh.de/

http://www.wetter.de/deutschland

http://www.grammatikdeutsch.de/