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"German is for a new breed of thinkers – global citizens, IT specialists, artists, scientists, business people, journalists and travellers” Goethe Institute

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German and English languages have much in common. It is the sixth most commonly spoken language in the world and It is much easier to learn than English.

Why German is important for you now?

  • Germany awards many scholarships for Australians to study overseas.
  • You can participate in Exchange programs which encourage study in Germany.
  • German is the second most important language in the future of cyberspace.
  • Germans are the biggest tourist spenders in the world.
  • Germany is a major trading partner of Australia.
  • A second language is often required by prospective employers.
  • The study of German improves your proficiency in English.

German at Year 10, 11 & 12

At Year 10 students will:

  • Refine listening skills and speaking skills
  • Establish cultural contact with school in German speaking countries.

At Years 11 and 12 (SACE Stages 1 and 2) SACE Stage 1

Students complete the SSABSA presented course which includes a choice of topics (eg: My life, Virtual exchange, Environment, Tourism)

Year 12 SACE Stage 2

  • Research folio
  • Writing, listening, speaking
  • Culture
  • Film Study
  • Short literary texts, etc

Tertiary Options

University of Adelaide and Flinders University offer German I, II, III for more advanced students and German IA, 2A, 3A for beginners.

2 extra points are added to the Tertiary Entrance Score for prospective University of Adelaide students.

Career Oportunities

Studying German opens up opportunities within over 80 types of careers.  Some require university qualifications, some require TAFE and some require no formal qualifications.
Career opportunities exist in fields such as:

TeachingTravel Industry
Translation ServiceForeign Affairs
Research and DevelopmentGovernment Departments





Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 15:41