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German Club

​​Our German Club meet each Tuesday at first break.  Students are encouraged to sign on. 

Students at Samford begin learning German in Year 4. The focus is not only the language but understanding culture. Children in Years 4-6 are exposed to a variety of activities to enhance their learning of the German language. To further extend students learning of the language, children can attend ‘German Club’ This activity is held weekly. This is a great way for children to interact across year levels, make new friends and to learn from their peers. It is also a wonderful way to enhance cultural understanding of the German language through games, craft, story telling, music and multi media.

 

The learning of German is also promoted with such activities like the ‘Languages of Excellence Day’ which is held at Ferny Grove High School, Oktoberfest, food tasting experiences, making ‘Schultüten’, participation in the Goethe Film Festival and more.

 

Below is an overview of the curriculum taught in German that aligns with ACARA (the Australian curriculum)

 
Students in Year 4 are taught a 30 minute lesson 
​Topics ​Everything about me, family, school, food and cultural festivities
​Content ​body parts, numbers, colours, the alphabet, greetings and topic related vocabulary.
​Learning Experiences ​group work, games, music, role play, language apps and digital media
 

Students in Year 5 are taught a 60 minute lesson

​Topics ​ourselves, families, animals, sport/hobbies and cultural activities
​Content ​numbers, colours, describing words,  family member names, the use of ‘der’, ‘die’ and ‘das’ and other topic related vocabulary.
​Learning Experiences ​group work, games, music, role play, language apps and digital media
 
Students in Year 6 are taught a 60 minute lesson
​Topics ​Weather and clothing, houses and where we live, transport, fairy tales and cultural activities
​Content ​numbers, describing words, nouns, verbs, sentence structure, masculine, feminine and neuter words and other topic related vocabulary.
​Learning Experiences ​group work, games, music, role play, language apps and digital media