By Elaine Kelly | Posted: Thursday April 15, 2021
On Monday, twelve Senior languages students joined other Otago schools for an overnight stay at Camp Tirohanga on the Taieri.
After not being able to attend last year, due to Covid 19, the boys were looking forward to this overnight language immersion camp.
Every year representatives from the Goethe Institute in Wellington and several native speaker teachers join this camp to help make this experience as authentic and language rich as possible. Students participate in several games and activities carefully designed to encourage them to speak as much German as they can. This is an invaluable confidence booster before students embark upon internal speaking standards for NCEA such as speech delivery and interactions with partners.
This year events included a Language and Culture Quiz, learning the camp song, several language games and activities, a German Cake competition as well as a live stream to Germany.
The Goethe Institute was kind enough to supply a few German themed prizes and of course the German food was “ausgezeichnet” as ever! Students in Dunedin are very lucky to have this opportunity.