German Group has been in
existence since 2001 when High Lane U3A first
started. We are
small group with varying abilities, who
meet on most
Fridays at Marlene's Housee at 10 o'clock. Our meetings are
light-hearted and sociable but we do learn something new every
week. WE also enjoy meals out and social evenings whenever any German
friends are visiting Stockport.
We start off with general
conversation on what we have been
during the week, then proceed to reading a text
which forms the basis
for further discussion, leading to an improvement in our "Landeskunde"
(knowledge of the country).
In past years we have visited several German cities in
groups but in recent years, some of us have joined in trips to Germany
organised by the Travel group. These have included the Rhineland,
Dresden and Vienna where we have had an opportunity of testing our
language skills with the locals.
For several years we had an exchange with families in Forchheim in
Franconia and many lasting friendships have been formed, so that now
individuals are free to make their own arrangements to visit at a time
that suits them.