Cora gets connected through UK-German Café Connect
Café Connect is an initiative run by the UK-German Connection and its aim is to provide a platform for discussion between German and British teenagers.
Events are advertised on Google Classroom and Cora Aked, one of our Year 11 GCSE German students, took up the opportunity and reports: “ We had sessions on a Tuesday and a Thursday – one with a language focus, and one with a cultural focus. Each session had a different topic, such as hobbies, school, festivals (even Harry Potter!) and we were put into small breakout rooms with a mix of German and English students to just chat about that topic.”
“The idea of talking to somebody new in a different language can be daunting at first, but everybody at Café Connect was so helpful and so patient, and the focus is much more centralised around culture than anything else! I had such a brilliant time, the people I met were all lovely and you don’t have to speak perfect German at all! I think it’s one thing knowing the language, but it’s also so important to learn about the country itself, and learning about these similarities and differences was fascinating!
For further information about Café Connect visit: ukgermanconnection.org