German as a Leaving Certificate subject aims to bring students closer to fluency in the German language, as well as developing a good knowledge of literature, culture, geography, and national history to provide a context for communication.
Germany plays a major role in the European context, and after English, German is the most spoken language in the European Union and the tenth most spoken language in the world. German offers significant career value for the years ahead.
What kind of student might German suit?
- Anyone with an interest in German culture, history, and language.
- Students who are considering working in Germany, Austria, or international relations in the future.
- It is highly advisable that students spend some time in a country where the target language is spoken.
- Students who have shown an aptitude in German at Junior Certificate Level are encouraged to continue with it in Leaving Cert.