Translation Workshop for Teachers

An opportunity to meet with other German teachers and consider what translation is, what makes it difficult for students and discuss techniques and teaching strategies. The workshop will be led by translator and academic Lyn Marven (Liverpool University) and take place Thursday 7th July 4.30-6.15 at Runshaw College.  If you are interested, please email Sally […]

The German Embassy’s German Language Quiz

The German Embassy has launched a new webpage devoted to learners of German. Visit the site to find out why German is a beneficial language to learn and to discover where to learn German in the UK. It also gives you advice about learning German from home and provides various entertaining examples of amusing German words and turns of phrase […]

Summer courses in Germany for secondary pupils with UK-German Connection

UK-German Connection has two fantastic courses for secondary pupils learning German: two week part-funded German Pupil Courses and a free four-week German Scholarships programme. Both programmes combine language learning with cultural trips and excursions, as well as staying with host families. The application deadline for both courses is 10 March 2016. For further information please refer to the relevant […]

Exhibition: “Inventions from Germany”

From 20th of January to 3rd of February, the scientific exhibition “Inventions from Germany” will take place at the Foresight Centre in Liverpool, covering ground-breaking German inventions in the areas of energy, entertainment, environment, mobility, communication, optics and medicine. The exhibition is designed for students aged 14 to 25 and you can register your group for one hour slots and/or […]

Düsseldorf Trip – March 2015

A report by Ben Sagar and Archie Urey, Year 9 Hutton Grammar School, Preston Having studied German for one and a half years in Years 7 and 8, Year 8 pupils at Hutton were excited to put what they had learnt into practise. 4:00am; 40 tired lads trudged onto the Holmeswood coach, eyes bulging from […]

Career Profile: Sara Knowles, MA

Language & Culture Adviser, International Trade Team, UK Trade and Investment (North West) Sara Knowles is Language and Culture adviser at UK Trade & Investment North West, a government agency that supports companies with international trade. Sara studied Geography at Lancaster University and graduated in 1994. During her time at Lancaster she studied Spanish and […]

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