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LANGUAGES​

German

German is the most widely spoken mother language in the EU, with over 100 million native speakers. It is also one of the three working languages in the EU and it carries the status of an official language in six European countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Liechtenstein. Germany is the most populous country in the EU and is also its largest economy. Germany is one of Malta’s main trading partners. Moreover, there are several German companies operating in Malta whilst German speaking tourists are frequent visitors to our islands.

At Advanced Level students cover various cultural topics (Landeskunde) and a literary text. Essay writing and communicative writing tasks as well as listening and oral communicative skills are emphasised.

Intermediate Level covers written/spoken texts that are less demanding than those presented at A Level.  Elements of culture are also present.

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

Further opportunities at GCHSS

GCHSS is the only Post Secondary School involved in PASCH Projects (Partner Schools for the future).  This global network initiative gives our students a myriad of opportunities to take part in various competitions and scholarships in Germany and in Brussels.

Being part of the German Club gives students the opportunity to foster a sense of positive interdependence with their classmates while benefitting from the various digital resources the German Room is equipped with.

Further Studies / Career Opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • Careers in the tourism industry, education, business, EU institutions, translation and interpreting

You can study German at:

Advanced Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level
(MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

5 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

1 lesson per week

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level
(MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A

FLPP

Prerequisites

A grade of 6/7 in Sec or SPA Level 2

Duration

2 years

Lessons

4 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A