Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) German 2018-19

CBSE Curriculum for Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) German 2018-19

German (code 020) CBSE
(2018-19)
In 2008 a curriculum has been devised for classes VI to VIII. As a result of that the syllabus for class IX now does not
start at the very beginning, as was the case till now, but where the class VIII syllabus finishes.
The syllabus continues to follow the communicative and interactive approach. The stress is now not so much on
grammar but on communication. Translations have been removed. Translation science has made enormous progress and the word to word translations that students at this level generally attempt are not relevant today any longer. Translation is a science within itself and needs rigorous training before it can be attempted.
What has been incorporated is the summarisation of a German text in English. The students will get a passage in
German that has to be summarised in English. Other written tasks should include- making a poster for the school notice board, writing short messages as also short formal Emails. This is in consonance with the language policy of the CBSE.
Reading skills have been given special attention. Students should be familiarised with reading strategies. Awareness has
to be created that there are no difficult texts but only difficult questions. This effectively means that the texts chosen should be authentic and teachers have to develop the skill of forming tasks/ exercises that help students extract the most
from a seemingly difficult text.
Listening skills and speaking skills have also been incorporated. The same approach as to reading applies also to
listening skills. Authentic texts using audio texts from all German speaking countries with appropriate exercises should be used. People in German speaking countries have multiple dialects and accents and are proud to use them in their day to day life. It is important to make students aware of this and get their ears used to these regional differences. The Swiss
do speak in a somewhat different accent than the residents of the city of Hamburg in northern Germany.
Speaking skills are to be promoted in class. This is what motivates students and makes the language come alive for
them. Speaking about friends, school, parents, hobbies, social awareness and the environment in class will give them confidence to also express themselves in the real world.
Finally the assessment will have to reflect the new approach. There should be more stress on understanding and
expression rather than grammar tests. Grammar though important should not become the primary focus of testing pushing communication to the background.
Learning Objectives
The following objectives build upon the objectives already stated for classes VI to VIII. The objectives given below will
apply to both classes IX and X which can be treated as one unit
1.  Listening and responding
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Listen and understand the main points and some details from an extended dialogue or a short spoken text and
respond
Ø Listen to a short audio text and respond by asking for more details
Ø Listen to announcements at public places e.g. railway stations and act accordingly
Ø Listen to a audio text, extract the relevant details and complete the gaps in a written text
2.  Speaking
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Talk about future plans and intentions
Ø Ask someone to clarify and elaborate what they have just said
Ø Give or seek informal views in an informal discussion with friends
Ø Recall and narrate an incident they have seen or remember from their childhood
3.  Reading and responding
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Read and respond to an extract from a story, an e-mail message or song or simple text from the internet
Ø Read descriptions of people in the school or class and identify who they are
Ø Read fairytales or stories and summarise them in German or English
4.   Writing
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Write a short text using pointers e.g. biography
Ø Summarise an unseen passage in English
Ø Writing a semi-official E-mail with complete sentence constructions
5.  Intercultural awareness
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Handle everyday problems i.e. cope with less routine problems on public transport, handle travel arrangements
Ø Demonstrate understanding of and respect for cultural diversity
Ø Recognise how aspects of the culture of different countries become incorporated into the daily life of others
Ø Recognise advantages of another culture and try and apply to their own lives e.g. environmental awareness and waste management
6.  Knowledge about language
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Learn to use subordinate clauses of time, place and purpose to qualify the main clause
Ø Learn the use of grammatical structure e.g. verbs with prepositions to express oneself  more succinctly
7.  Language learning strategies
By the end of class X students should be able to
Ø Apply known rules when creating new language
Ø Integrate new language into previously learnt language
Ø Use the context of what they see/ read to determine some of the meaning
Class IX
LessonSituation/ TopicSpeech intentionStructure
Lesson 1Celebration· To talk about future plans
· To allocate responsibilities
· To give a suggestion
· To accept and decline a proposal
·     Subordinate clause “ wenn” “zu” + Infinitive
·     “brauchen” +…+ “zu”
+Infinitive
·     Preposition of time “während”
+ Genitive
Lesson 2Shopping and consumption·  To follow a timeline and describe an event
·  To give reasons for one’s actions and decisions
·     Subordinate clause  “um…zu”
·     Subordinate clause  “damit”
Lesson 3Feelings and relationships·     To ask for someone’s opinion and give one’s own opinion
·     To agree or disagree
·     To talk about what one would do in a particular situation
·     Question word “Wo(r)”+ Preposition
·     Pronouns “da(r)”+ Preposition
·     Subjunctive II: “würde”+Infinitive
·     Articles and Nouns in Genitive
Lesson 4Hamburg: A city tour·     To give a suggestion
·     To give chronological sequence of events
·     To talk about activities happening simultaneously
·     Subjunctive II: “sollen”
·     Subordinate clauses of time
§ “während”
§ “bevor”
Lesson 5Relationships and conflicts·     To give reasons
·     To express likes and dislikes
·     To lay down restrictions
·     Causal preposition “wegen”+ Genitive
·     Double barrel conjunction: “zwar…aber”
· Relative clause : relative pronouns in Nominative, Accusative and Dative
Assessment Scheme for Class IX
ANNUAL EXAMINATION                                                                                    MAX. MARKS 80
Section A-Reading                                                                                                                (20 marks)
1. Comprehension (unseen passage)                                                                                      10 marks
2. Comprehension (unseen passage)                                                                                      10 marks
Section B –Writing                                                                                                                (10 marks)
3. Based on stimulus, compose an E-Mail (30-40 words)                                                     5 marks
4. Based on stimulus, compose a dialogue                                                                            5 marks
Section C – Applied Grammar                                                                                           (40 marks)
5. Fixed prepositions with verbs                                                                                            6 marks
6. Separable verbs                                                                                                                  6  marks
7. Subordinate clauses (um…zu, wӓ hrend, bevor, zwar….aber, wenn)                               6 marks
8. Subjunctive (Konjunktiv II)                                                                                               6 marks
9. Article and nouns in Genitive                                                                                            10 marks
10. Relative pronouns (Nominative, Accusative and Dative)                                                6 marks
Section D -Textbook                                                                                                             (10 marks)
11. Completing a seen passage with the vocabulary provided                                              5 marks
12. Comprehension (seen)                                                                                                     5 marks
Internal Assessment, Class IX
(Total weightage out of 20)
1.   Periodic tests, dictations                                                                             5/20
2.   Listening comprehensions                                                                          5/20
3.   Speaking activities – role play, presentations, recitation…                       5/20 (could be conducted as individual or group activity)
4.   Regularity and quality of classwork & homework                                     5/20
PRESCRIBED TEXT BOOK :          Beste Freunde B 1.1 (Lessons 1-5)
(Hueber Publications, Published in India by Goyal Publishers)
SUGGESTED REFERENCES :                    Team Deutsch 2/1
Planet 2
Ping Pong 2 DVD- Wir Live
Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary
K.M. Sharma; German-Hindi/ Hindi- German  Dictionary. Rachna Publishing House
Module 9
German – Class – X
LessonSituation/TopicSpeech intentionStructureSuggested activity
Lesson 1Characteristics of a person·  To describe a person physically
·  To describe his/ her personality traits
·   Adjectives as attributes
– with indefinite Article
In Nominative and
·   Accusative case Interrogative Structures : Was für ein/eine……?
·   20 questions to identify
a famous personality
·   Relate characteristics to specific sun
signs
Skills· Writing: Write the description of a person in class
· Reading: Read the horoscopes in German newspapers and extract the information relevant to you and your friend
Lesson 2Fashion• To describe garments
• To express your opinions about fashion
• Adjective as Attribute with definite Article Interrogative pronoun : “Welch…”• Each student brings pictures of garments to class and describes them
SkillsWriting: Summarising an unseen German language passage in English
Lesson 3Parent-child relationship• To describe your family members
• To characterize your relationship with them
• Relative pronoun in
• Nominative and Accusative
• Relative clause
• Role Play: Discussion between parents and child about going out with friends for a movie late in the evening
Skills• Writing : Write a mail to your parents while you are away on an adventure camp
• Reading : Reading comprehension of unseen passage
Module 10
LessonSituation/TopicSpeech intentionStructureSuggested activity
Lesson 1Environment• To talk about environmental problems
• To discuss measures to save the environment
• Indirect questions
in the form of subordinate clauses
• Find out about waste management in your school
• Suggest ways in which
you can help protect the environment
Skills• Reading : Visual material is to be matched with the text and suitable title to be provided
• Related sentences have to be completed with words from the provided Text
Lesson 2Youth and social awareness• To discuss about socially relevant issues
• To discuss about how one can
• contribute towards alleviating social issues
• Verb + Prepositions
• Interrogative pronouns with
• prepositions for people and things and answers to the same
• Start an eco- club in
your class
• Find out how waste disposal is structured
in Germany
Skills• Writing : Make a Poster appealing to students to keep the school premises clean
• Reading : Read Advertisements and extract the relevant information from them
Lesson 3School magazine• To discuss the
content and layout of a school magazine
• Recognition of the passive structure without
active usage (present tense)
• Relative sentences-
• Genitive
Skills• Write a notice for the school board asking for contributions to the school magazine
• Write a short advertisement for the school magazine announcing the establishment of a German club and requesting students to join
Class – X
Suggested activities for Module 9
Suggested activities for Formative AssessmentBasis of Evaluation
1.Quiz on famous personalities (e.g. playing 20 questions in the class• Vocabulary
• Syntax
2.Group discussion on Sun Signs and their characteristics.• Understanding of topic
• Conversational skills
• Confidence
• Presentation
3.Dumb Charade(in groups).
One Member of each group to enact
• Situations
• Characters
• Acting skill
• Creativity
• Understanding of theme
• Recognition of character
4.Role play: Discussion between parents and
child about going out with friends for a movie late in the evening.
• Confidence
• Diction
• Fluency
• Acting skill
• Creativity
5.Listening comprehensions
(in the text book and others from internet or other sources)
• Understanding of text
• Correct response to questions
• Analytical ability
6.Composing a text or changing the given text.
• Visual stimulus in the form of picture, cartoon, movie clip etc.to be provided
• Verbal stimulus in the form of words, stories, incidents etc. to be provided)
• Originality
• Creativity
• Fluency
• Imagination
• expression
7.Spell check (can be a group activity also)
• spelling
• meaning
• pronunciation
• sentence making
• Memorisation of correct spelling
• Correct sentence formation
• Right usage of word
• Part of speech
8.Just a minute Topics can be from the text or from life.• Promptness
• Imagination
• Presentation
• Fluency of ideas
• Confidence
• Concise expression
Class – X
Suggested activities for Module 10
Suggested activities for Formative AssessmentBasis of Evaluation
1.Project work : Outline the waste management system in the school and suggest improvements.• Vocabulary
• Creativity
• Presentation skills
2.Power point presentation on waste management system and ecological awareness in Germany• Understanding of topic
• Creativity
• Confidence
• Presentation skills
3.Dumb Charade (in groups).
One Member of each group to enact
• Situations
• Characters
• Acting skill
• Creativity
• Understanding of theme
• Recognition of character
4.Writing articles (in German) for the school magazine.• Creativity
• Knowledge of language
• Vocabulary
• Expression
5.Listening comprehensions
(in the text book and others from internet or other sources)
• Understanding of text
• Correct response to questions
• Analytical ability
6.Composing a text or changing the given text. Visual stimulus in the form of picture, cartoon, movie clip etc. to be provided
Verbal stimulus in the form of words, stories, incidents etc. to be provided
• Originality
• Creativity
• Fluency
• Imagination
• Expression
7.Spell check (can be a group activity also)
• spelling
• meaning
• pronunciation
• sentence making
• Memorization of correct spelling
• Correct sentence formation
• Right usage of word
• Part of speech
8.Just a minute
Topics can be from the text or from life.
• Promptness
• Imagination
• Presentation
• Fluency of ideas
• Confidence
• Concise expression
CBSE Annual Assessment Scheme for Class – X
Annual Examination                                                                             Max. Marks 80
Section A-Reading                                                                                      (20 marks)
1. Comprehension (unseen)                                                                          10 marks
2. Comprehension (unseen)                                                                          10 marks
Section B -Writing                                                                                       (15 marks)
3. Based on stimulus, compose an E-Mail (30-40 words)                             10 marks
4. Based on stimulus, compose a dialogue                                                   5 marks
Section C – Applied Grammar                                                                   (40 marks)
5. Past participle (Partizip Perfekt)                                                                10 marks
6. Passive without modal verbs                                                                     5 marks
7. Prepositions                                                                                              5 marks
8. Fixed prepositions with verbs                                                                    5 marks
9. Adjective endings                                                                                      5 marks
10. Subordinate clauses                                                                                5 marks
11. Relative pronoun                                                                                     5 marks
Section D -Textbook                                                                                   (5 marks)
12. Comprehension (seen with a value based question)                               5 marks
Prescribed Book                : Wir 3 (Textbook and Workbook, Module 9 & Module 10)
(Klett Publishing House, Published In India by Goyal      Publishers) Suggested References      : Team Deutsch 2/2
Planet 2
Ping Pong 2 Perfekt in Deutsch Wir Plus
DVD- Wir Live
Langenscheidt Euro Dictionary
K.M. Sharma; German-Hindi/ Hindi-German Dictionary. (Rachna Publishing House)

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