Event Review: German A-Level Conference

Willkommen in Deutschland

UEA's first German A-Level conference in years and simultaneously the official launch event of our UEA Think German Network proved to be a great success among 30+ Year 12 and 13 students from several sixth forms in the region. On 24th March the UEA's Council Chamber opened its doors to these German linguists, their teachers and a small group of undergraduate students to explore the role of Germany in Europe past and present, to celebrate the importance of the German language in the world of work and to take part in a range of translation workshops. More details will follow in a comprehensive report following soon on this website.

For the time being, these images & student poems will give a flavour of the day.


With Thanks

We are very grateful to all the participants of the conference, especially to the host of inspiring speakers and workshop organisers: Alex Pickering from the Goethe Institut, Marion Löhndorf from the German Embassy speaker programme, to UEA lecturers Dr Jo Drugan, Dr Giulio Pagani and Dr Pierre Bocquillon as well as to Silke Mentchen and Dr Katharina Karcher from Cambridge University, to Stefanie Green as East of England German Network Coordinator and to Emma Boon, second year MFL student at UEA.

The conference could not have run without the generous support of the German Embassy and the Goethe Institut. Final thanks also to all our student and language ambassadors on the day and especially to Katharina Wodenitscharow, whose support of the UEA Think German Network has been invaluable.

More on the conference to follow soon.