Host a German Teacher

Would you like to have authentic German cultural input in your school? Through the UK-German Connection programme "Host a Teacher from Germany", your school can host a German teacher for two or three weeks during the academic year, at no cost.
The deadline for hosting in the next academic year 2016-17 is 21 September 2016.
All the details are here

Success at The Sauerkraut Cup 2016

Germanic Studies at Sheffield were proud to host the annual Sauerkraut Cup football tournament at the Goodwin Sports Centre on 23 April – and even prouder to win it! Excitement reached fever-pitch during a hotly-contested semi-final which went to a penalty shoot-out, and although Leeds didn’t make it through to the final, their pitch-side support and chanting were second to none.

New Book on the German Student Movement!

Our German at Leeds colleague Dr Ingo Cornils has written a book on representations of the German student movement and the upheavals of '68!

Ingo has used his original research on '68, revolution, and utopian ideals in final-year modules on The German Student Movement and German Utopian Thought in Fiction and Film.…...

We have a Script!

Follow the progress of our German at Leeds collaboration with RJC Dance!

German at Leeds undergraduate student Katie Reeves is blogging about our work with young people from North Leeds to develop a dance script relating to the Holocaust.…/…/19/we-have-a-script/

German at Leeds students on a study trip to Nürnberg!

German at Leeds students on a study trip to Nürnberg!
So far, our students -- funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and accompanied by our DAAD lecturers Anne Markovic and Laura Wichmann -- have visited the Doku Zentrum in Nürnberg and had a guided tour of the Reichsparteigelände, where the Nazis held their mass rallies.
They have also held a workshop and had a guided tour of the Nuremberg trials memorial site.
Next, they are headed for Munich

Film on German at Leeds outreach work at Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Germanist and Professor of World Cinemas Paul Cooke has produced a short film recording our work with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and survivors of the Rwandan Genocide, combining poetry, drama, and workshopping!

German students at Leeds perform drama on migration crisis!

Great photo of our rehearsals for our drama, written and performed by our German at Leeds undergraduates, on the migration crisis.

You can see our students perform next Wednesday, 16 March, at 5.15 pm in the Michael Sadler Building LG. 19!

Writing women into the German Revolution!

Writing women into the German Revolution

German at Leeds Dr Ingrid Sharp has succeeded in persuading the maritime museum in Kiel to include a revolutionary woman in its exhibition commemorating the German Revolution of 1918. Speaking last weekend at a workshop in Kiel organised by the Museum, her paper offered examples of women who had been involved in the revolution and had written eye-witness accounts.

Sheffield-Bochum Projekt - Strengthening the partnership between two cities.

Final-year German for Enterprise students at the University of Sheffield are working in conjunction with Sheffield City Council and Stadt Bochum to put together an interesting and informative website which will focus on strengthening the partnership between the two cities. The twinning link between Sheffield and Bochum was first established in 1950, a link which brought together two cities that pride themselves on industry, culture and education.

German at Leeds outreach work in South Africa

Over the last four years, German at Leeds colleagues have been traveling to South Africa to share their understanding of Germany's experience of confronting a traumatic past and questions of guilt and responsibility (the Holocaust...).

This work has resulted in a series of collaborations with museums, NGOs and charities in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

We've also been able to offer opportunities for our undergraduate and postgraduate students to get work experience and international experience.


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