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Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.


Study a teaching area in German for secondary education

As the German culture of progress and innovation continues to grow, more doors open to a growing number of careers for German speakers.

Studying German as a teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at the University of Newcastle provides you with the opportunity to achieve high-level language skills in written and spoken German. You will also gain a teaching qualification in the German language, preparing you for work in secondary schools.

When you focus on German as one of your teaching areas, you will study how to read, write and speak the language. In your teaching courses will learn how to communicate about German to young learners, as well as the German syllabus in the HSC and junior elective classes.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in German teaching?

Your German language and teaching skills will enhance your employability with an additional secondary teaching subject expertise. It also opens door to exciting opportunities for further study as well as for both teaching and non-teaching careers across various industries in Australia and overseas.

You may wish to study a related teaching area to further your qualifications in secondary teaching, such as English, Modern History and Society and Culture.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning how to read, write and speak in the German language.
  • Goals to develop an appreciation of German culture by studying the German language.
  • A commitment to teaching young students how to communicate in German, to open up opportunities for their growth and development as global citizens.

What do you learn in a German teaching area?

If you choose to study a teaching area in German teaching you will be able to study the language at elementary, intermediate and extended levels of competency. We offer courses in:

  • Elementary German: Courses in elementary German are designed for students with little to no knowledge in the language. You will learn basic skills in speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. The focus of the first year in your teaching area is to study everyday German, and develop communication skills at a beginner’s level.
  • Intermediate German: In second year of the German teaching area students will study more complex language features and vocabulary. You’ll develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to an intermediate level, providing you with the knowledge to progress into Advanced German courses.
  • Professional and Advanced German: In third year students will have the option to study “Professional” German. As one of Europe’s leading business locations, you’ll learn about work life and culture in Germany. Your language learning will focus on acquiring work-related vocabulary and communication skills. You’ll also study advanced intercultural communication skills to ensure you interact politely and respectfully in the language.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study a teaching area in German:

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