“He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Learning German can open up a whole world of opportunities, especially in the areas of tourism, trade, science and technology. After learning German for six months in Year 9, students will be able to understand and use familiar expressions and everyday vocabulary in German about themselves, their family and friends. Right from the first lesson, students will be using their German comprehension, speaking and writing skills in authentic situations.
In Years 10 to 13 students gradually expand their language skills so they become increasingly confident to use German variably and effectively to express and justify their ideas and opinions, and support or challenge those of others. Students get the opportunity to take part in different language competitions, such as the Assessment of Language Competence and the Auckland Goethe Society Examinations.
Several exchange programmes and a scholarship are available for senior students who wish to put their German language skills into practice in a German speaking environment. In 2005 Lynfield College established a strong relationship with our German partner school in Werder/Germany. Several student groups have visited each other since then and a group of Lynfield students in April 2017.