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Advent afternoon in the Sprachtreff

Sparkling lights in the streets, Spekulatius biscuits and ginger bread, decorated Christmas trees and Christmas markets - all beloved and welcome signs for us Germans that the year is ending and we await the birth of Jesus Christ. But what about those that did not grow up in Germany or aren't Christian? How do they perceive those traditions? Do they even know Christma [...]

2019-12-10T16:59:49+01:0010. December 2019|Tags: , , |

Bonn Book Fair ‘Migration’ celebrates diversity

"Diversity is not a threat, but an enrichment," said Eckart Wüster, dean of the parish of Bonn, with confidence at the opening of the 12th Bonn Book Fair 'Migration’ on the topic "Shaping diversity - Living democracy". He was pleased that numerous exhibitors had come again to the House of History this year, which in itself is already a sign of diversity. Praeses Manfr [...]

2019-12-05T17:03:24+01:004. December 2019|Tags: , , |

Intercultural training in Marpingen

Encounters with people from other cultures can be enriching, but also lead to misunderstandings. Which "prejudices" do we ourselves have and how can we handle them? What does culture mean and what shapes us? Volunteers from the Sprachtreffs St. Wendel and Marpingen addressed these and other questions in the two-part training course "Intercultural sensitisation" in the [...]

2019-12-05T15:24:20+01:0029. November 2019|Tags: , , |

He who seeks finds! – Online research made easy

Apps, downloads and online programs - there are a lot of offers on the Internet for working with refugees. But how do you cope in this online jungle, how do you know if you've found reputable providers? These and other questions were discussed by the participants of the training course "Research Training" in Wülfrath. In addition to helpful apps for arriving and settl [...]

2019-12-05T15:23:42+01:0028. November 2019|Tags: , , |

Colorful evening in Wülfrath a full success

After work at the Sprachtreff Wülfrath the volunteers had invited to a colourful evening celebrating the start after the summer holidays. Nearly 30 attented. As of now German can be practiced again three times a week in the Kulturkirche.   With high spirits and delicious food for the final joint buffet, visitors flocked to the Sprachtreff. Volunteers and refugees [...]

2019-10-18T14:14:44+02:0018. October 2019|

Ehrenamtstag Rheinland-Pfalz – Minister informs about Sprachtreff

Minister Dr. Konrad Wolf attentively viewed the information on the project "Sprachtreff- for integration in the countryside". This happened on the 16th volunteer day, which took place on August 25, 2019 in Bad Hönningen.   Together with Prime Minister Malu Dreyer and other federal and state delegates Minister Wolf came to the booth hosted by the Protestant public [...]

2019-10-18T14:13:19+02:0018. October 2019|Tags: , |

Food encourages connections, even when learning German

"Aufgetischt - Served”! - was the motto of the Sprachtreff in Wülfrath when Katrin Lütjen from the European University of Flensburg came to visit to watch the new game box of the Federal Center for Nutrition in action. The volunteers and refugees tested the various games with a lot of zeal and learned not only German but also a lot about healthy eating. Whether memory [...]

2019-08-07T16:11:16+02:0027. July 2019|

Kulturkirche invites to practice German

A bit shy, two Iraqi women look around the room. Whether they are at the right place here, they ask carefully. They would like to improve their language skills and have heard that they can practice german here. The honorary verbal- and reading- mentors greet them warmly and they quickly engage in conversation while playing a game. Through this they also learn new voca [...]

2019-07-15T16:10:01+02:0020. March 2019|Tags: , , |

Start in St. Wendel

Despite the onset of winter, 20 interested people found their way to Café Miteinander in Sankt Wendel on January 30th. Here they wanted to inform themselves about the EU-funded project "Sprachtreff – für Integration auf dem Land". They had followed the invitation issued by the Protestant parish, Diakonie Saar, the city, Caritas and the job center.   The attendees [...]

2019-07-15T16:12:21+02:0019. February 2019|Tags: , , |

Wülfrather Sprachtreff is in the starting blocks

22 interested people had come to the Kultur-Kirche in Wülfrath for the information evening of the EU project "Sprachtreff – für Integration auf dem Land" in order to plan the launch of the new Sprachtreff in Wülfrath. It starts on the 11th of March.   The Sprachtreff will be offered three times a week from March 11th onward in the rooms of the Kulturkirche and wi [...]

2019-07-15T16:10:20+02:002. February 2019|Tags: , , , |
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