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Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 00:00
Event Type: 
NE Custom
North East
Newcastle University

Thisprogramme complements the annual SOMMERFEST & GERMAN TEACHER AWARD hosted by the German Embassy. This year you are invited to Newcastle University to network with other Germanophones and Germanophiles.

The German Embassy issues invites to the actual award ceremony and we would like to extend this to anyone interested in promoting German to join us either directly before or directly after the award ceremony for a 90minute session on:


The sessions will be facilitated by educationalists passionate about German, drawing on materials from the Goethe Institut, UK-German connection and Routes into Languages. Facilitated by Rene Koglbauer (formerly of ALL), Ian Emerson (Gosforth High Language College), Ellen Taraba (former DAAD Lektorin) and Nick Johnston (Routes into Languages North East).

Morning session

We apologise that there is now no longer a morning session . The contents of the seminar will be covered in the afternoon. Please see details below.


Afternoon session

3.30-5pm, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

Resourcing German: guide to resources (from cheap to free) and ideas on how to use them effectively in the classroom. Information on Stipendien available for language upskilling (for teachers and anyone involved in promoting German), school exchanges, and online collaborations.

Defending German: Top 10 conclusive and convincing arguments for the defence of German with examples of good practice from local schools and authorities

Good practice: Example of how to support development of German in primary schools.

Evening session

17.00 onwards, Hatton Gallery on Newcastle University campus.

For arrival information for Hatton Gallery click here.

This evening session is particularly aimed at promoters and users of German in the North East from across business, education and science and arts. This is a fantastic high calibre networking opportunity hosted by  the German Embassy and German Honorary Consul to the North East and Cumbria.

Newcastle City Council are proud to sponsor this event along with Routes into Languages North East and Links into Languages North East.



Book by clicking on the 'register here' text below. Please indicate whether you are attending the morning, afternoon, or evening sessions or a combination of the three. Queries on this can be made to Ruth O'Rourke 0191 222 3525.

NB: The German Embassy handle invitations to the Sommerfest itself. Queries about the Sommerfest should be addressed directly to:

Culture and Education
German Embassy
23 Belgrave Square/ Chesham Place
London SW1X 8PZ
United Kingdom
Tel.: 0044 (0)20 78241 381