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German Exchange

Date Posted: 29/01/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

Fourteen students studying A Level German at QE recently returned from an exchange visit with the Arnold Gymnasium in Neustadt bei Coburg in Germany.

After flying to Nurnberg they took the train to Neustadt and were met by their host families. The students went to school with their German counterparts and enjoyed visiting Coburg, the birthplace of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert and the beautiful city of Wurzburg.   A range of evening activities were arranged to immerse them in German life and enable them to get to know their hosts: ice skating, bowling, the cinema, eating Thüringer Bratwurst in the square in Coburg!

Mitchel Culhane and Megan Robinson were two of the participants.

Megan says:

‘We learnt a lot of new vocabulary and structures by being immersed in the culture and language. School in Germany is very different from College because students have to study more subjects. It was really interesting and we were pleased that we could understand the German spoken in class and were able to develop are language skills.’

Mitchel concludes:

‘It was a valuable experience and a great chance to improve our German. We made very good friends in Neustadt and are looking forward to seeing them in a couple of weeks when they come to Darlington.’