German-Leaving Cert Information

Scheme of Work for the Leaving Cert Higher Level German

[for 5th & 6th year students]

**This course covers 5 major competencies necessary for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher level German exam – the Reading Comprehensions, Written, Aural, Oral and Grammar components. The complexity of material covered is designed to reflect the demands of the Leaving Certificate in order for students to achieve their full potential by making learning German as fun and as easy as we possibly can.

Please note the following important points:

**All students must bring their own everyday classroom materials + 1A4 manuscript notes copy**

**Unfortunately sharing of any equipment cannot be allowed due to the current health & safety guidelines so students must come prepared with their own materials**

Finally, EXTRA NOTES will be published each week on Edmodo for students to be able to study supplement course material at their own leisure outside of our tuition sessions. We would ask all members to use these digital classrooms platforms on a weekly basis to maximise their overall grade.

Scheme Of Work – German Leaving Cert

Week 1: Focus on Grammar 1.

  • Word Order, TMP and verb placement
  • Present Tense formation of regular, separable and irregular verbs.

Week 2: Focus on Grammar 2.

  • Perfect Tense formation of regular and irregular verbs in detail, looking at the rules and patterns.
  • Modal verbs in present tense and perfect tense.

Week 3: Focus on grammar 3.

  • Future Tense formation.
  • Start on letter writing.

Week 4: Focus on Grammar and Letter writing.

  • Imperfect Tense formation of regular and irregular verbs.
  • Imperfect tense of Modal verbs.

Week 5: Grammar and descriptive writing.

  • Äusserung zum Thema
  • Cases – Nominative, Accusative, Dative.

Week 6: Grammar and descriptive writing

  • Adjective endings for descriptive writing.
  • More Äusserug zum Thema

Week 7: Focus on Grammar 4.

  • Conditional Tense formation.
  • Modals verbs in conditional tense.
  • Opinion Phrases for Oral and letter writing

Week 8: Letter writing

  • Practice of the Conditional Tense in opinions
  • Letter writing continued

Week 9: Focus on Oral 1.

  • General questions on first 4 of 8 topics.

Week 10:  Focus on Oral 2.

  • General questions on topics 5 to 8 topics.

Week 11: Letter writing and Grammar.

  • Focus on phrases for letter replies with opinions and use of the perfect tense in practice.
  • Reflexive verbs

Week 12: Rollenspiele and Grammar.

  • Pronunciation and tips
  • Pronouns and possessive pronouns to improve comprehension.

Week 13: Bildergeschichte 1 and Grammar

  • Focus on questions and descriptive answers
  • Negation of verbs and nouns to improve writing skills

Week 14: Bildergeschichte 2 and Grammar

  • Descriptive answers.

Week 15; Bildergeschichte 3 and Grammar

  • Descriptive answers
  • Gender and Plural of nouns

Week 16: Focus on Grammar and Oral

  • Genitive Case
  • Incorporate into oral topics 1 -8\

Week 17: Bildergeschichte 1 and Grammar

  • Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive case practice
  • Topical questions for general and Bildergeschichte 1

Week 18: Bildergeschichte 2 and Grammar

  • Regular and Irregular verbs in the Pluperfect.
  • Topical questions for general and Bildergeschichte 2

Week 19: Bildergeschichte 3 and Grammar

  • Adjective endings for the definite article
  • Topical questions for general and Bildergeschichte 3

Week 20:  Letter writing and Grammar

  • Prepare letter
  • Adjective endings for the Indefinite article

Week 21: Letter writing and Grammar

  • Adjective ending for NO article
  • More letter preparation and practice

Week 22: Literary Reading and Grammar

  • Practice literary reading comprehensions
  • Personal Pronouns and reflexive pronouns and practice

Week 23: Literary Reading and Grammar

  • More practice on literary reading comprehensions
  • Relative pronouns and practice.

Week 24: Journalistic Reading and Äusserung

  • Vocabulary and practice on journalistic reading comprehensions
  • Verbs and expressions with the dative case

Week 25: Journalistic Reading and Äusserung

  • Vocabulary and more practice on journalistic reading comprehensions
  • Verbs and prepositions and the accusative

Week 26:  Exam preparation with papers

  • Passive present and perfect

Week 27: Exam preparation with papers

  • Idioms for improving your grade
  • Comparative and Superlative

Week 28: Exam preparation with papers

  • Essential expressions for letters
  • Imperative

Week 29: Exam preparation with papers

  • Subjunctive

Week 30: Exam preparation with papers

  • Negation nicht and kein
  • False friends