Deutsch Centre Manchester is offering a Course on German Christmas Traditions (Songs, Poems, Recipes, Decorations, traditional Erzgebirge woodcraft, Christmas Markets as tourist destination, background and history of Christmas customs, fairy tales and so on).
The course runs from Wednesday, 7th October to 9th December, 6pm to 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, behind the Central Library. The regular course fee is £150 (including all Course material). Students can enroll here for the course:
There is a special collective offer for University students. If two
students enroll together, the course fee will be £140 per student, if
three students enroll together, the fee will go down to £130 per student.
The Goethe-Institut London is hosting a scientific exhibition UMDENKEN – VON DER NATUR LERNEN/Rethink – changing attitudes this summer, 16th of June to 3rd of July. This project could be an excellent chance for German learners to improve their German while taking a dip into the world of science. Click here to find out more...
NWGN launch a success!
Click here to see our photo-story of the launch. Photos by Cardinal Newman student, Katie Cox.
Results of the 2015 German Competition are HERE! Find out who are winners are this year!
- It will take place in Berlin from 2-5 July 2015.
- This year’s theme is accessible travel and culture.
- Pupils in Year 8 (England and Wales) / S1 (Scotland) / Year 9 (Northern Ireland are eligible to take part.
- Schools apply in clusters of (up to) six participants.
- It’s funded by UK-German Connection and the German National Tourist Office and partners; schools pay a small contribution (£250) and other costs.
- The application deadline is 26 March 2015.
Further details and the application form are available at:http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/pp-discovergermany
If you have any questions, please contact Carla Johnson, who manages the programme, at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7824 1572.
Sandig is visiting the UK as part of the London-based Poet in the City project (http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/perspectives-on-poetry-ulrike-sandig/).
For more information click HERE.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER PRESENTS:
A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING LANGUAGE, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE
TUESDAY 14 TO SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015
As part of the festival, the university’s German Society presents:
DER AUFHALTSAME AUFSTIEG DES ARTURO UI
BY BERTOLT BRECHT
1930s Chicago: Bertolt Brecht’s allegorical satire in which Adolf Hitler’s rise to power is filtered through the story of mobster Arturo Ui and his hoodlums attempting to take over the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. A story that is both comic and thrilling in equal measure.
Performed in German with English subtitles.
Thur 16 April – Sat 18 April 2015, 7:30pm, £9/£5
Click HERE for more information!
Follow the link to find all of the information on how to take part in the 2015 round of our competition: ‘What’s German in the North West?’
Deadline for entries: Friday 13 February 2015
Winners announced: Monday 23 February 2015
Prizes will be awarded and winning entries displayed at the Launch of the North West German Network on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at Manchester Central Library.
Past A-level students from the region join our network and share their experiences studying and working with German. Read here for some inspirational stories.
NWGN has its first major planning meeting
On Tuesday 4th November, staff from schools and universities from across the region are meeting in Cardinal Newman College, Preston, to finalise the look and feel of our website and plan the network’s inaugural activities. We look forward to launching in 2015 and growing our ideas with you!
26 September is European Day of Languages, a day to celebrate linguistic diversity across the European Union and to encourage language-learning.