Year 9 German

Students will study four main topics

  • Meine Welt (My World)
    • German speaking Countries
    • greetings, introducing yourself, saying how you are
    • classroom instructions
    • alphabet
    • describing your character and describing famous people
    • talking about your favourite things
  • Familie und Tiere (Family and Pets)
    • talking about pets and describing pets
    • talking about your family, saying how old people are and describing their appearance
    • talking about where you live
    • numbers up to 100, months of the year and talking about birthdays
  • Freizeit (Free Time)
    • talking about sports and leisure activities
    • giving opinions and reasons for your opinions
    • time phrases – saying how often you do something
    • talking about mobile phones and computers
  • Schule ist klasse! (School is great!)
    • talking about school subjects and giving opinions
    • telling the time and talking about your timetable
    • describing your teachers and your classroom
    • talking about classroom rules

Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to demonstrate that they are able to do the following:

  • Ask and answer a range of simple questions about themselves.
  • Write a short paragraph about themselves and their interests in German from memory.
  • Include opinions adverbs and conjunctions in their writing and speaking.
  • Use the present tense correctly in their writing and speaking especially with the verbs to be and to have.
  • Provide an accurate English translation of short, suitable German.
  • Read and understanding the gist of simple texts.
  • Show comprehension of original and adapted materials from a range of different sources.
  • Listen to and understanding German containing some unfamiliar words.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of German-speaking culture. 

Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of the following:

  • a wide range of vocabulary across the four topics
  • nouns, gender and plurals
  • the definite article and the indefinite article
  • verbs in the present tense – accurate formation of the following albeit with occasional errors
    • regular verbs
    • key irregular verbs, particularly haben (to have), sein (to be)
    • the modal verbs können (to be able to /can) and dürfen (to be allowed to)