Germans in Britain during the First World War

German at Leeds was delighted to welcome A level students and their teachers to a German Day yesterday in the department.

German at Leeds lecturers introduced sixth-formers and teachers to the wide variety of topics that can be studied as part of a German degree: German film, the history and politics of communist East Germany, German literature (Kafka...), the student protests of the 1960s, gender and society, and translation and applied language studies.

'Kriegsgefangen in Skipton'

And an update on German at Leeds' 'Kriegsgefangen in Skipton' project - working with student interns to translate the diaries of German prisoners of war interned in Skipton during the First World War.

https://skiptonpow.wordpress.com/translators/

Are you teaching languages at A Level?

Are you teaching languages at A Level?

In these CPD videos LCS academics give useful information about modern foreign language teaching to support those who will be delivering the new A-levels in French, German and Spanish.

http://bit.ly/1TniruK

Talk on Rosa Luxemburg at Leeds, March 7

German at Leeds will be welcoming cartoonist/activist Kate Evans to speak about her cartoon biography of the German revolutionary Rosa Luxembourg!

March 7.
Date: Monday 7 March
Time: 12-1
Room: Michael Sadler, b.36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uboXeHTMxaw&feature=player_embedded

German at Leeds exhibition on 'Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context' moves next week to Coventry Cathedral

Our German at Leeds exhibition on 'Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context' moves next week to Coventry Cathedral.

http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/smh/event/germanys-confrontation-wit...

Teaching Resources for the new A Levels in Languages...

Dear MFL colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to be part of the development in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at Leeds of some new resources for teaching A-Levels in French, Spanish and German.

In response to the changes to the A-Levels we have created a dedicated team of linguists, who will be developing a series of resources to help teachers prepare for and teach some of the new elements of the syllabi. With a focus on film and literature, we are aiming to create useful, relevant and fresh resources to support your teaching from September 2016.

'Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context Exhibition' Exhibition moves to Sheffield University

FREE Entry! Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context Exhibition runs from 30th Nov - 4 Dec in The University of Sheffield Students Union Auditorium - We're honoured to be working in conjunction with the University of Sheffield's School of Languages and Cultures on this thought provoking exhibition examining not a history of the Holocaust, but a consideration of how Germany has confronted (or not, at times) the Holocaust, the ways in which this has happened, and how these broad themes relate to other countries, contexts and dark pasts.

German at Leeds Footie!

All the action from the Incredible Hunkes German Society football match against POLIS last night!

German at Leeds staff and students translate German PoW Diaries from Skipton

The translated 'Kriegsgefangen in Skipton' World War One diary by German POWs is presented at Skipton Library as part of Remembrance Day events.

German staff and students on our undergraduate and postgraduate translations studies modules have been translating the diaries over the last two years.

German at Leeds lecturers Caroline Summers and Anne Buckley attended an event at Skipton Library on 11 November on behalf of the ‘Kriegsgefangen in Skipton’ translation project.

'German Pasts - German Futures'. Postgraduate Conference at the University of Leeds

'German Pasts - German Futures' brings together postgraduates from across the UK, Ireland and Germany to present cutting-edge work on contemporary German-(language) history, culture and society. We are interested in the most recent debates on how the German past is being remembered and memorialised, and - as important - on what kind of future is emerging, or being imagined, for the German-speaking countries.

Dr Hans Kundnani, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, will present a plenary talk at the conference.

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