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15 June 2018: Day of the German Language in Swakopmund

German Connects is the slogan of the 2018 Day of the German Language on 15 June 2018

"German Connects" is the slogan of the 2018 Day of the German Language on 15 June 2018, © German Embassy Windhoek

29.05.2018 - Article

„German Connects – Deutsch verbindet” is the slogan of the Day of the German Language 2018, which will take place at the Private School Swakopmund (PSS) this year. You are cordially invited!

„German Connects – Deutsch verbindet” is the slogan of the Day of the German Language 2018, which will take place at the Private School Swakopmund (PSS) this year and to which you are cordially invited.

When: Friday 15 June 2018, from 9:00 until 17:00
Where: Private School Swakopmund, Kuhnast Str 8
Entrance is free!

Visitors will have access to colourful entertainment, relevant information, interactive games, diverse music and sports relative to the German language. Anybody interested in learning more about the German language and Germany are welcome.

The Concept

Goethe-Institut Namibia is organising the Day of the German Language 2018 together with the German Embassy and Private School Swakopmund.
Goethe-Institut Namibia is organising the Day of the German Language 2018 together with the German Embassy and Private School Swakopmund. © GI

The Day of the German Language aims at increasing interest in German as a Foreign Language and highlighting the opportunities that knowledge of the language provides. These include increased employability with companies in Namibia and abroad, the opportunity to study or do vocational training in Germany, and better communication when traveling around the world. German is one of the top ten most spoken languages around the world.

Studying German at school thus provides the youth with skills that improve their private being and quality of life.

Initiative „Schulen: Partner der Zukunft“ (PASCH)

This year’s Day of the German Language coincides with the PSS officially becoming part of a global network: PASCH (Schools: Partners for the Future) under the Goethe-Institut Namibia. The PSS will become one of seven PASCH schools in Namibia that benefit from skills and infrastructural development from the Federal Foreign Office.

Apart from the German Ambassador, Christian Schlaga, and the Director of the Goethe-Institut Namibia, Daniel Stoevesandt, representatives from all public spheres are expected at this event.

Background Information

Currently, 50 schools in Namibia offer German as a Foreign Language, while 11 schools offer courses in German as a Mother Tongue, including 5 secondary schools, one of which is the PSS. The school offers German as a Foreign Language and German as a Mother tongue from Grade 1 to 12.

The Day of the German Language is hosted every two years at a Namibian school, under the umbrella of the Goethe-Institut Namibia and the German Embassy.

Programme

Programme (for download and print out) PDF / 342 KB

9:00 - Primary School
Official Opening „German Connects“– German Language Day
Welcoming Remarks

9:15 - Primary School
Games and Exhibitions
Projects by the Primary School
Reading of fairytales, Puppet Theater

9:15 -10:45 - High School H12/16
„Autobahn Game“ (interactive German geography and culture game)

9:30 - High School Roof
Morning Coffee with music

Musical quiz „Lautstark“

10:00 -11:00 - Primary School
(Continuing) Welcoming of arriving guests and visitors,
Guided tour through the school with scouts

10:15 – School Hall
Improv theater (30 Min.) for young students
10:45 - High School stage
„Musical warm-up“- orchestra/choir

11:00 -12:45 - High School
Ceremony celebrating the inauguration of the school into the partner-initiative of the Goethe-Institut Namibia

Separate programme
11:00 - Primary School
Games and exhibitions
Projects by the primary school
Reading of fairytales, Puppet Theater

11:30 – School Hall
Aula sketches by grade 7/8 and
Karaoke „Lautstark“

12:00 -14:00 - Primary School
Warm lunch (German food)

14:00 – School Hall
Improv Theater (30 min)

14:00 - High School Art Room
3 colors – black, red, gold
Art workshop

14:00 – High School stage
Music and Dance (choir MLH)

14:30 – 16:30 – High School H12/16
“Autobahn Game” (interactive German geography and culture game)

15:00 – School Hall
Karaoke “Lautstark”

15:00 – 16:00 – High School H11
Presentation on possibilities to study in Germany and at UNAM

15:00 – High School Café
Coffee Break

16:30 – High School stage
Music, Dance and Entertainment

17:00 – High School stage
Farewell and THANK YOU

18:00 – 19:00 – School Hall
“Theater Sports”
Improv Theater with Tanya Terblanche

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