I was really pleased to be invited to a meeting to discuss the benefits of learning German by none other that the Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger at the Scottish parliament last week. We talked about the “case” for German in terms of the educational, economic, cultural, political and academic benefits it brings. Representatives were there from partners in industry, higher and further education and from cultural organisations.
For practitioners interested in developing UK-German opportunitites for schools and youth groups, the UK-German Connection provides advice, grants for trips and projects, guidance on links and joint projects, a platform for celebrating and showcasing UK-German activity, networks for teachers and young people and the UK-German youth portal and voyage kids website: to access click here
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