Lancaster Stammtisch

German-speakers in the Lancaster area have the opportunity to meet new people and practise their German at a fortnightly ‘Stammtisch’ (German-speaking meet-up). It takes place in the Bowland College Bar at Lancaster University every other Thursday at 6pm. The next meeting is the 5th November. The group is currently made up of lecturers, PhD students […]

Career profiles

On this page you can find out about the paths that network members and supporters took to take them into a career using German.   Sara Knowles, MA Language & Culture Adviser, International Trade Team, UK Trade and Investment (North West) Click here to read Sara’s profile…     Lucinda Thompson Buyer, Lidl UK Click […]

Language and Culture Masterclass for Businesses

UKTI North West Thursday, 24 September 2015 from 09:30 to 13:45 (BST) Manchester, United Kingdom This seminar will provide information about international communication in business. It will explain what measures companies need to take in order to successfully communicate with businesses abroad The Event International communications are an integral part of an export communications strategy. […]

Exciting new career opportunities with UK-German Connection

We are currently offering two opportunities to support our work in bringing young people from the UK and Germany together: Coordinator, school and youth projects Coordinator, communications & digital Training will be provided for both posts but an aptitude and willingness to learn and to acquire new skills is expected from all post holders. Remuneration […]

Sarah Dale’s Year-Abroad Essay on German Dialects

Die rheinfränkische Mundart: Eine Analyse ihrer heutigen Benutzungen im Saarland und der Implikationen Mundartsprechens Laut Lenz stellt eine Mundart einen „regional markierten, sprachlichen Gesamtbereich unterhalb der normierten und kodifizierten Standardsprache“ dar.[1] In dieser Hinsicht besteht die rheinfränkische Mundart als Form von Hochdeutsch, die besonders im deutschen Bundesland des Saarlands gesprochen wird, vor allem im Nord- […]

Fremdsprachenlernen in saarländischen Schulen: Ziele, Praxis und Implikationen

In Deutschland wird Mehrsprachigkeit zunehmend als wichtige Fähigkeit verstanden, die Menschen aus verschiedenen Kulturen helfen kann, auf tolerante Weise zusammenzuarbeiten. Allerdings ist Fremdsprachenlernen zum Thema im Saarland geworden, da es Schülern oft schwer fällt, Fremdsprachen als nützliche Fächer in ihren eigenen Leben zu betrachten und folglich fehlt es ihnen an Begeisterung dafür, Fremdsprachen im Alltag […]

Hannah Julian

At the age of 12, I began secondary education at Ripley St. Thomas High School, and I was given the opportunity not only to improve my German (and also fine tune it as the familiar German which I had picked up amongst family and in a region with quite a strong dialect was not up […]

Kafka in Manchester

Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Kafka’s ‘A Report to an Academy’ opened this week at Manchester’s brand new Cinema and Theatre venue HOME. Directed by Walter Meierjohann and starring Kathryn Hunter, the production is a stunning piece of physical theatre as well as a faithful tribute to Kafka’s story.   On 18 June a post-show panel […]

Professional Development Tour for British Teachers of History to Berlin, Germany

The German Embassy is pleased to announce the following call for applications: Professional Development Tour for British Teachers of History to Berlin, Germany 25th – 30th October 2015    The purpose of the trip is to give participants a wide-ranging impression of present-day Germany as a background for teaching German history in UK schools. The trip will […]

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