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 […]

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 […]

Current postgraduate placements through UKTI

Actiphons in Bolton Actiphons is an innovative system of phonics teaching being trialled at EYFS and KS1 in UK schools. The methodology combines kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learning.  The company is seeking to develop the learning system for international education systems. Placement aim: To conduct research into English speaking countries outside UK, the phonetic systems […]

Chemnitz – The Saxon Manchester

Chemnitz, one of Germany’s fastest growing cities, distinguishes itself as a location for high-tech development combined with the spirit of innovation, which made Chemnitz a hub of industrialisation as far back as 150 years ago. This led to Chemnitz’s nickname of “Saxon Manchester” and the parallel industrial history is one of the reasons, why Chemnitz […]

DAAD Translation Competition

Translation Competition on Annett Gröschner’s novel WALPURGISTAG A competition in conjunction with the ENCOUNTERS series at the IMLR that will be hosting the Berlin writer Annett Gröschner and her translator Katy Derbyshire Secondary school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and anybody else who feels up to the challenge of translating a short passage of German literature into […]

University Students’ Year-Abroad Essays

On this page, you can see examples of the kinds of essays university students studying German write, and you can also learn about the experiences they have during their year abroad.     Sarah Dale studies French and German at Lancaster University. She spent 9 months in Freisen (Saarland) as an English language assistant at a […]

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