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German

What will I learn in German?

Learning German should be enjoyable, which is precisely what we aim for. At both Intermediate and Advanced levels, we continue to focus on the four skills, while exploring grammar aspects in context.  At this level, culture is also given greater emphasis, and we learn about Germany in terms of geography and history, as well as about the customs and traditions German people embrace. Literature is also featured in the Advanced syllabus, where we will read and discuss one piece of literature. 

Apart from the scheduled lessons, students have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in a German club once a week. 

How will I benefit from studying German?

As one of the top five most sought-after languages, you may expect a variety of professional prospects. German will take you anywhere. Knowing German enhances your work options abroad in a variety of fields, including business, government, medical and health care, education, technology, travel and tourism, translation and interpreting, media, and publishing. Candidates with both technical expertise and advanced language skills are in high demand and well paid. If you want to succeed in business or academics in Europe, then learning German is a must. The German market’s potential makes it one of the future languages. Additionally, research indicates that those who study a second language improve their concentration, multitasking capacity, and listening skills, as well as their critical thinking abilities, memory, creativity, and mental flexibility. 

Are there any special considerations?

What makes our school different and unique when studying German are the further opportunities our students are given.  In May 2022, our school became officially part of PASCH and it is the only Post-Secondary School in Malta being part of this initiative.  PASCH stands for Partner Schools for the Future, and it is a global network initiative which gives our students a myriad of opportunities to take part in various international competitions and scholarships. 

What textbooks and/or resources do I need?

  • We do not limit ourselves to a single textbook when it comes to language learning – you will be provided with selected material. 
  • A-Level students need to cover one literary text as well.  This book will be chosen according to the likes and abilities of the students in class.

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

1 year

Lessons

4 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A