Freitagsklub

Our Freitagsklub is an opportunity for learners and natives to come together in an informal setting and chat about a variety of German culture-related topics. It is facilitated by our trainees and is suitable for learners of Upper Elementary level (A2) onwards.

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The Freitagsklub proudly supports Emmeline's Pantry - A women only foodbank, which provides food, clothes, toiletries and baby items to women in need.

When registering to attend our Freitagsklub you decide how much you want to donate and we will be forwarding it all to Emmeline's Pantry.

Winter Schedule 2021 (Fridays 19:00 - 20:30PM)

Please register on Eventbrite to attend -

zoom invitation will be sent to registered participants one hour before the start of the event

29th January 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

To kick-start this term we are joined by Nic Houghton, author of the brilliant blog “40% German”, to hear about his experiences with the Germans and the occasional awkwardness of communicating in a foreign language. (Session in English)

5th February 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Join us for some much-fancied German games. (Session in German)

12th February 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Each Sunday night, almost every German household gathers in front of the TV to watch Tatort, a crime show, that has been going for 50 years. We’ll explore how it developed cult status among Germans of all age groups. (Session in German)

19th February 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Alaaf and Helau! Every year in February/March people from the Rhineland dress up and celebrate for a whole week. Why? English teacher and Carnival enthusiast Philip Gude from Cologne tells us. (Session in German)

26th February 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Cheap tickets, vibrant atmosphere: The Bundesliga is becoming increasingly popular among people from the UK. We’ll explore the hype with Feargal McEvoy, founder of “Halb Vier”, an English fanzine focussing on German football. (Session in English)  

5th March 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

From Brandenburg Gate to Neuschwanstein Castle: We’ll talk about Germany’s most famous landmarks and find out about their history. (Session in German)

12th March 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Do you know your Rhine from your Elbe, your Helmut Kohl from your Gerhard Schröder? Let’s find out with questions on German geography, history and public figures. (Session in English)

19th March 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

ARD, ZDF, SPIEGEL and Bild: We’ll talk about Germany’s media system and the biggest organisations that keep the Germans informed. (Session in German)

26th March 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

From pastor’s daughter to “leader of the free world”: We discuss how Angela Merkel became fist female chancellor of Germany and stayed in office for almost 16 years. (Session in German)

9th April 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Musician Arba Manillah tells us about his home town – and why it is a fit choice for Europan Capital of Culture 2025. (session in German)

16th April 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

From divided city to the coolest place in Europe - We are talking about the appeal of the German capital and what to put in your itinerary when travelling to Berlin is – hopefully – possible again soon. (Session in German)

23rd April 2021

19:00 - 20:30 GMT via zoom

Germany is a country of great writers. Kristina Arnold, a German working with Waterstones, gives an introduction into German literature and wants to hear: What are your favourite German books? (Session in German)

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