IN PICTURES: June at the Goethe!

Summer is usually a little quieter around these parts but thanks to Euro 2016 and some other events, it’s been anything but! We’ve had a busy few weeks and it’s not looking like it will slow down anytime soon! Strap yourselves in – here’s June in review!

June at the Goethe 2016

Global Youth Ambassadors Program

At the beginning of June, we hosted the Global Youth Ambassadors Program as a group of students prepared for a trip to Germany. As well as daily German lessons, the guys learnt more about the country and had a series of guest speakers who talked to them about Germany and what to expect. They also took a trip to Bauerfeind USA where they had the chance to look at a German company here in the States.

Euro 2016: Germany – Ukraine

Next up in June, Germany kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign against Ukraine. We teamed up with Colony Square for an outdoor screening of the game alongside the Atlanta Streets Alive festival. Hundreds turned up to cheer die Mannschaft to victory, even the rain didn’t stop them enjoying the fun! It was great to see so many people wearing Germany shirts, waving flags and soaking up the great atmosphere! A fab way to kick off Euro 2016!

A Note on Opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo”

As usual on the second Monday of the month, our opera class met, this month to take a look at and discuss Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” The plays of Goethe’s close friend Friedrich von Schiller have inspired operas composed by as diverse a group as Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi; Verdi alone based no less than five of his operas on Schiller’s works. His adaptation of Schiller’s “Don Carlos” was his largest and most innovative composition to date. Set in Habsburg Spain during the reign of Philip II, it’s a sweeping tale of conflicts within the family that rules a quarter of the world and of individuals against an oppressive theocracy. Another great evening was had by all!

FSLA Immersion Day

Mid-June came around and we welcomed students from the Federal Service Language Academy at the University of North Georgia for an immersion day. The students were totally immersed in the German language while the were here. With Euro 2016 in full swing, we focused on sports and hobbies with the students learning about different activities and using their skills to interview other members of staff here at the Goethe.

Euro 2016 Screenings

After we kicked off Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign in style, we carried on the fun in our auditorium. We screened all Germany’s group stage games: Germany – Poland and Northern Ireland – Germany as well as their first knockout game against Slovakia. Fans cheered Die Mannschaft on with us while enjoying beer and snacks! Let’s hope the boys can make it all the way to the final!

Global Youth Ambassadors Program Award Ceremony

We finished the month the same way we started, with the Global Youth Ambassadors Program! Following their training here earlier in the month, the students were now back from their trip to Germany and back at the Goethe, this time to present their projects they’d been working on while in Berlin. An award ceremony followed the presentations.

So there you have it, another month at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta! What will July have to offer? You’ll have to stop by and see!


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