German coalition struggle and its implications for Britain and Europe
Angela Merkel is struggling to form a governing coalition in Germany following the recent election. This article offers an interesting analysis of the implications for the UK and the rest of Europe.
Southampton Christmas Festival
On 11th November, the German Christmas market on Above Bar was officially opened. It features authentic German food and drink, as well as lots of traditional decorations and gift ideas. Many of the stallholders are German, so make sure you go along to practise your language too! You can find more information here.
Post-Brexit, we need language more than ever!
Dorothy Lepkowska, an education writer, puts the case for learning languages in schools in post-Brexit Britain. You can read the full article here.
Liebe Grüße zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit!
3rd October is a public holiday in Germany, celebrating the day twenty-seven years ago when the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic united to form the country we know today. Read more about it here.
German election latest
See the latest analysis on the German election in Kate Connolly's article in The Guardian, here.
John Le Carré in The Guardian
Legendary author John Le Carré wrote a piece for The Guardian in July 2017 on 'Why we should learn German'. You can read his article here.
Top 100 German Words competition
A new competition for 1st and 2nd Year was launched in June 2017. The winners were:
First Prize: Sophia Skenderis
Second Prize: Hannah Procter
Third Prize: Eloise Müller
Thanks to all the competitors and the team of Fourth Year markers (Vaughan Clements, Xyla Taufaniska, Seb Sheath and Mikey Stevens), and to Elisabeth, Miss Enfield and Mr Kukla for their help.
The next Third and Fourth Year exchange with our partner school, the IGS Mutterstadt, in Rheinland-Pfalz, is taking place from 13th to 20th April 2018, with the return visit taking place from 2nd to 9th May 2018. For more information, please see the "Trips and events" link on the left.
Our next First and Second Year trip to the Aachen Christmas market takes place from 15th to 17th December 2017. For more information, please see the "Trips and events" link on the left.