THE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
It was such a success
that we arranged a trip to Hamburg
at the end of August 2006.
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
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.
Never ones to
miss out on spending a few hours on eating out and chatting, the German
rounded off its
summer session by enjoying a very pleasant lunch at
“The Crown” in Hawk Green on August 4th.
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