While you will get along with English just fine on campus and in everyday situations, it will pay off to learn slang phrases along the way.
Learn the ones in this list and you will certainly gain the respect of your German peers.
If the student aims to use a couple of elements from each row during their writing or speaking work/examinations, they should be accessing the higher grades (providing they answer the question and that their content, accuracy and other use of language are at a similar level, of course!
) There are a number of ways in which you could exploit the handout for accessing grades 4-9 at GCSE German level in your lessons.
This stretches and provides revision for students aiming for grades 1-5.
However, whilst I give individual examples to students aiming for higher grades in their speaking and writing, too, during lessons, it isn’t always consistent and I feel they miss out.
This is especially true in the case of a language, which is not something you can learn off in its entirety in the run up to the exam.
There will always be a new word, a different turn of phrase that you could use, but it’s not about desperately cramming in as many fancy words and expressions as humanly possible before nervously regurgitating them in an exam situation.
Learning a language is a complex process that is different for each individual based on several different factors.
Let's take a look at these different factors and how they impact how fast you learn German.