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National 4 German (Course Code: C734 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study German?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.

German is widely spoken in Europe, in countries such as: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and, of course, Germany. It is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and the fourth biggest in the world. So, there are plenty of opportunities to use German in a wide range of industries and organisations. It is one of the top five business languages currently in demand in the UK.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course offers you the chance to develop your skills in reading, listening, talking and writing in German, important for learning, work and life. You will also learn to understand how language works and how to get across information and ideas.

You will study a wide range of different types of texts in different media. You will also learn to think critically, creatively and develop cultural awareness.

The course has two compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills. 

German: Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

German: Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: German Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your teacher or tutor will assess your work on a regular basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units plus the added value unit to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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