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German Group in 2006
Forcheim: 'THE VISIT' click here
End of Term Lunch!
Ein Wiedersehen in Hamburg
Nuremberg in December
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German Group

The German Group was one of the first to be formed when High Lane U3A was started in 2001 Five of the original members attend and there are a regular 10 members at each meeting. Despite different degrees of knowledge, ranging from absolute beginners to former A level students, we all manage to learn something at every session. We have worked through a course but now generally concentrate on conversational German, studying articles from newspapers and magazines and discussing topics that arise and anything that is of interest to the group. We meet most Fridays. Anyone interested in joining us can contact me at w.brookes1@ntlworld.com.
An important part of what we learn is what the Germans call "Landeskunde" - knowledge of the country. This was enhanced in May 2005 when a group of 10, including some partners, went on a 5 day trip to Berlin.
It was such a success that we arranged a trip to Hamburg at the end of August 2006.
Germany 2005 Germany 2005

Members of the group also have the opportunity to take part in an exchange trip to Forchheim in Bavaria every two years when they really get an opportunity to practise their language skills while staying with German families. This was an exchange I started while still working at Ridge Danyers College and most of those taking part are members of the U3A in other parts of Stockport.
In July 2006 9 members of High Lane U3A participated, some of whom had hosted guests in 2005.

This is a very friendly group which enjoys socialising so we make sure we have regular meals out, especially at Christmas and Easter. Whenever I have German visitors, the group has an opportunity to meet them and find out a little more about life in Germany.

The last and extremely enjoyable trip in 2006 was made by ten members to Nuremberg.

End-of-term lunch!
Never ones to miss out on spending a few hours on eating out and chatting, the German group
rounded off its summer session by enjoying  a very pleasant lunch at “The Crown” in Hawk Green on August 4th.                                                    click on image for larger picture
Lunch at the Crown 1 Lunch At the Crown 2 Lunch at the Crown 3 Lunch at the Crown 4

Forchheim :  'THE VISIT' click here
Ein Wiedersehen in Hamburg click here
Nuremberg in December click here

Group Leader: Marlene Brookes

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