S3 German

Pupils entering into S3 German will be completing their broad general education, with the option to continue onto a certificate course in S4. As such, the S3 course is fun, but with a serious edge, in order to prepare pupils for the rigours of S4. Obviously, starting a language from the very beginning in S3 will require a significant commitment to vocab learning, and we will strive to show you fun and effective ways to learn your new language!

Pupils learn to develop all four skills (reading, listening, talking and writing), with a keen focus on grammatical accuracy and language creation.

The four main contexts of language that we will study are Society, Culture, Education and Employability. In order to focus learning, we target these key topic areas in S3 German:

– Personal Information and Introductory Language

– Friends, Family and Relationships, including Household Chores

– Where I Live

– School

– Free Time and Technology

In addition to this, pupils will carry out a short research project on a subject of their choice pertaining to free time. At the end of this short project, they will make a brief presentation in German – allowing them to develop excellent life skills for the future!

For S3 German vocab, click on the link to Klasse 2 Neu vocab. The Klasse 2 Neu textbook was written by Corinna Schicker and Morag McCrorie: Klasse 2 Neu vocab

More extensive vocab can be found at these links, from the series by Steve Williams, Morag McCrorie and Michael Spencer: Klasse 3 vocab part 1, Klasse 3 vocab part 2.

Talking Class Tests

Here are the help-sheets for the end-of-topic class tests in S3 German:

KEY PHRASES FOR Introduction

KEY PHRASES FOR Family and Relationships






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