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20 October 2022

The School of Modern Languages, alongside Germany’s leading educational services, hosted a German career information day for secondary school and university students from Cardiff.

The event sought to raise awareness of careers and prospects for those who wish to pursue German with taster sessions held for pupils of varying levels of proficiency.

The Goethe-Institut London - in cooperation with the German Embassy London, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the UK-German Connection saw over 270 pupils studying German from South-Wales attend the event at the university.

A varied programme of short presentations and workshops by experts from educational institutions took place as well as various stalls aiming to illustrate the relevance of German in a career context and how it can improve job opportunities at home or abroad.

German Ambassador Miguel Berger was also present at the event and held a question-and-answer session in the Council Chamber, alongside Head of the School of Modern Languages, Professor David Clarke to close the day of events.

Marc Schweissinger, lecturer in German at the School of Modern Languages and one of the event coordinators said: “We as a department were extremely happy with the attendance and engagement at the event. Teachers and students alike have thoroughly enjoyed the broad range of activities and we hope that events such as this will lend themselves to directly inspiring the next cohort of Modern Languages students.”

The Goethe-Institut have a satellite office within the school of Modern Languages and this existing partnership with Cardiff University means numerous events and opportunities such as this are provided for students who chose to study German at the school.

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