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The New Zealand Curriculum.

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Example 3: Dialogue

Peter: Tag, Meike, wie geht’s?
Meike: Gut, danke, und dir?
Peter: Prima! Heute gehe ich ins Kino. Kommst du mit?
Meike: Was für ein Film ist das?
Peter: Ein Abenteuerfilm.
Meike: Klingt gut! Ich bin dabei.

Communication, Language Knowledge, and Cultural Knowledge, levels 1 and 2

At these levels, students can understand and use familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary. They can interact in a simple way in supported situations.

In selected linguistic and sociocultural contexts, students will: For example, students might:


  • receive and produce information;


  • produce and receive information to arrange a social outing;


  • produce and respond to questions and requests;


  • ask and answer questions using simple colloquial language;


  • show social awareness when interacting with others;


  • use formulaic expressions to interact in a face-to-face social situation with a friend, e.g., kommst du mit?;


  • recognise that German is organised in particular ways;


  • use short expressions such as Tag, gut, klingt gut and questioning words and phrases, e.g., wie, was für ein(e);


  • make connections with their own language(s);


  • compare how similar messages are communicated in English;


  • recognise that German culture is organised in particular ways;


  • use social politeness and forms of address;


  • make connections with known culture(s).


  • compare the above with known culture(s).

Context: Students role-play a dialogue where they greet and respond, make arrangements, and communicate about personal opinions.

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