Loving Learning German
Two students, Rania Mattar and Raif Keeble, who are currently studying German at AS and A Level, were awarded Goethe Institute Scholarships to attend a three week intensive German language course in Varenholz, Germany, from 4 – 24 August 2013, as part of the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH). The Goethe Institute has organised international youth PASCH courses for high school students from PASCH schools from around the world since their inception in July 2008. During the three week course, the students were afforded the unique experience of learning German in an international learning community which culminated in Goethe Institute examinations. The examinations are well known throughout the world and the associated certificates are accepted as a qualification by employers and further education institutions in many countries. The Goethe Institute’s German language examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners to C2 for language skills at the highest level. Raif and Rania achieved excellent results in the B1 examinations and we wish them well in their ongoing study of the language.