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German A (SAA)

Sequence of completion

It is recommended that the courses are completed in numerical order. Nationwide and school-based specialisation courses are completed after the compulsory courses.

xLsaa1 The German language and my world

The course links lower and upper secondary language acquisition and strengthens the knowledge of basic structures. The course covers everyday life topics including hobbies and relationships between friends  and family. Numerical grading.

xLsaa2 Good life

In this  course students go through a variety of communication situations and broaden their knowledge of structures. The course deals with the topics of well-being and relationships. Numerical grading.

xLsaa3 Cultural phenomena

The theme of the course is culture and students study a variety of cultural phenomena. The course may include a culture trip to a German speaking city. Numerical grading.

xLsaa4 Society and the surrounding world

The course focuses on different societal phenomena and how members of societies act individually and collectively.  We use authentic material whenever applicable. Numerical grading.

xLsaa5 Science and future

The topics include visions of the future, technology, sustainable lifestyles and innovations. Numerical grading.

xLsaa6 Studies and working life

The course deepens the concept of language skills as a work life skill and as social capital. The topics cover students’ plans regarding studies and careers as well as everyday life after secondary school. Students  write eg. a CV and practice job interviews. Numerical grading.


Nationwide specialisation courses

xLsaa7 Sustainable lifestyles

The course focuses on text production and interpretation skills in a variety of communication situations, addressing different audiences. The course deepens the topics of the compulsory courses from the point of view of an ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable lifestyle. Numerical grading.

xLsaa8 Oral communication

The course deepens students’ skills in producing speech and understanding spoken language. At the end of the course students participate in the oral language skills exam by the National Board of Education that defines the course grade together with their performance in the course. Students receive a separate certificate when receiving the final school leaving certificate. Numerical grading.


School-based specialisation course

xLsaa9 (together with xLsab29/xLsab311) Senior year German prep course

The course prepares students for the matriculation examination as students get to practise different exercise types and answering techniques. Vocabulary and grammar revised as needed. Grading: Completed.