Monday, May 12, 2014

Fest der Deutschen Sprache - Celebration of the German language

This weekend was full with German!!
Goethe Institut Thessaloniki has organized a celebration of the German language, full of workshops and seminars for teachers, performances by high-school and university students, poster presentations a flea market, games and many many more.

Unfortunately, the people form Goethe Institut were a bit secretive about it.... I only received their newsletter 2 days before their actual event, so as a result I missed most of it. It was really a pity to miss all this wonderful work.

I did manage to catch a couple of performances in the end of Saturday, though.
One of them was held by the students of the German School here in Thessaloniki. A performance that had it all! Theater, dance, and play. Although it lasted only half an hour, the students showed us the meaning of communication between people, no matter if they come from different countries. Using Greek, German and English, as well as drawings and dance, they made their point that we all can "find" each other. We all have a "meeting" point (Begegnung)

Another interesting presentation was the one by AUTh students, using poetry. During their workshop, they had to find poems about specific subjects like love and spring and they actually performed their favourite poems in their own way. Hopefully we will have more information on such wonderful events in the future.





2 comments:

Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki said...

Liebe Theodora,
es freut uns, dass du das Fest der Deutschen Sprache auf deinem Blog erwähnst. Rundum war das Feedback der Teilnehmer über die Veranstaltung am Wochenende sehr positiv.
Zwei kleine Berichtigungen möchten wir bekanntgeben:
Das Fest der Deutschen Sprache wurde vom DAAD organisiert in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Generalkonsulat, der Deutschen Schule und dem Goethe-Institut in Thessaloniki.
Der Newsletter Akzent Deutsch online mit der Ankündigung zum Fest wurde am 5. Mai verschickt.

Lieben Gruß
Tina

Theodora Pap said...

Meiner Meinung nach, war die Veranstaltung nicht richtig betont, ich meine, im Newsletter stand es nur "Fest der Deutschen Sprachen mit ein paar Informationen" und manche von uns haben es nicht gemerkt, dass es so viele Workshops und Seminare stattgefunden haben. Die Veranstaltung war toll, mir hat viel Spass gemacht und vielen Dank dafuer!