Deutsche Diskussionsgruppe

Co-ordinator Roy Walker Roy Walker
Telephone 01280 812 836
E-mail german.diskussion@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 1st & 3rd Friday
Time 10:00 – 12:00
Venue House

About the group

Our group continues to meet every first and third Friday morning in the month.  A topic for discussion in German is prepared and each member gives an individual interpretation of the subject.  Recent topics have included the following:  Magic Moments at Christmas; Influence of the Digital Revolution on our lives; Euro and EU.

Each meeting begins with an icebreaker in the shape of quiz questions about Germany, also in German, for example:  When were the Olympics first held in Germany?  Where does the Handel Festival take place annually?  Who elects the German President?

Cultural opportunities have included a live screening of Wagner’s Meistersinger from the Metropolitan Opera in New York and, at the Film Place, Diplomacy, a film about the Nazi threat to blow up Paris in 1945.

Towards the end of February a regional Languages Group Study Day was organised by central U3A in Gerrards Cross, when issues in foreign language learning for older learners, the use of language materials and activities, as well as the role of the co-ordinator/leader were discussed.  Two co-ordinators from our own German groups were able to attend and benefit from this course.

 

Roy Walker

For further information please contact the Group Coordinator – details above.


 

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