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Advanced German Group

Coordinator: Peter Gill, Tel 0114 2630640, e-mail

The Advanced German group has a small but committed membership which consists of native speakers, seasoned linguists and some wishing to revive their post A level knowledge. We are keen to recruit new members in order to keep the group fresh and challenging. We meet every other Tuesday afternoon in members' homes in the south and west of the city - S17, S11 and S10. Meetings normally run for two hours but have been known to last longer! The first part of the meeting is normally dedicated to an informal conversation between members on a wide range of topics - visits, events, current affairs, even television programmes. These conversations are unprepared and can lead anywhere. The second hour is given over to the translation of a text which may be from German or from English. Members take it in turn to propose texts so these cover a wide selection of interests - current affairs, science, music, art, literature and many others. Those attending the meeting are expected to have prepared in advance.

Advanced German is suitable for those with a knowledge of German beyond A level who wish to extend that knowledge. We do no teaching although advice is sought from native speakers in attendance. Some members also participate in the German Walk 'n' Talk group.

If this interests you please contact the group coordinator in the first instance.

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