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THE GERMAN GROUP
There is an opportunity for one or two new German Speaking members who wish to improve their conversational German. Please contact Marlene.
The German Group has been in existence since 2001 when High Lane U3A first started. We are a small group with varying abilities, who meet on most Fridays at Marlene's Housee at 10 o'clock. Our meetings are light-hearted and sociable but we do learn something new every week. WE also enjoy meals out and social evenings whenever any German friends are visiting Stockport.
We start off with general conversation on what we have been doing during the week, then proceed to reading a text which forms the basis for further discussion, leading to an improvement in our "Landeskunde" (knowledge of the country).
In past years we have visited several German cities in small groups but in recent years, some of us have joined in trips to Germany organised by the Travel group. These have included the Rhineland, Dresden and Vienna where we have had an opportunity of testing our language skills with the locals.
For several years we had an exchange with families in Forchheim in Franconia and many lasting friendships have been formed, so that now individuals are free to make their own arrangements to visit at a time that suits them.