A new German syllabus for classes V1 is to be introduced in all CBSE schools. In the modern globalised world it is important that our education system produces global citizens, who are prepared for the challenges that they will face in their professional and personal lives. Foreign languages are an important step towards this goal. English is no doubt the lingua franca today but to understand the thinking and way of working and living of peoples from various cultures it is important to learn their language. The CBSE has recognised this fact and gives its students ample opportunity to pursue languages.
To achieve this objective we have to start the
instruction of the German language at the school level. The CBSE recognises
this development and has decided to introduce an interactive and communicative
syllabus for classes VI to XII. 10 to 16 is the ideal age group to learn a
foreign language; therefore the CBSE has decided to introduce German at the
class VI level. This means that the students have exposure to the language for
at least five years till class X, thus giving them a good working knowledge of