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This week Year 10 and 11 German students enjoyed a German day for senior school students organised by the German faculty at the University of Adelaide.

Activities included hearing about various ways of enriching one’s university studies by studying abroad for a semester in Austria or Germany. As students learned, this could be included in courses of study as diverse as international studies to engineering. A number of tertiary students who completed a semester in Germany, described their own inspiring experiences.

Our students then put their German to the test with a kahoot quiz. This was followed by a German morning tea consisting of a variety of German cakes and pretzels.

The students were then divided into smaller groups and attended workshops ranging from language games, movement activities and a lecture and a practical given mostly in German by a researcher in microbiology.

Following lunch in the Student Hub, students watched a German film, illustrating the dilemma of life and relationships prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

All in all, the day allowed the students to see how language is valued as part of university study as well as giving them a small taste of life on campus.

Frau Monica McCauley
Coordinator of German