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Adult German Students at CKWR Studio

by Herwig Wandschneider

Herwig Wandschneider

In keeping with the concept that "Deutsch macht Spaß", seven of the adult students of Deutsche Sprachschule Concordia’s Saturday Morning class visited CKWR Studios in Waterloo for some practical exposure to applied German. In the words of "Teaching Coach" Ursel Kampmann: "A break - from the routine learning in class, the sometimes tough grammar, and the complex multiple meanings of words - is necessary to convert some of the theoretical work into practice. And what better way to do this than to go out into the world and combine the exercise of the German language with an exciting visit to a live International German Radio programme."

Heinz Kreitzer (local Kitchener radio station CKWR) is visited by the German School class  [photo: Herwig Wandschneider]

She accepted Heinz Kreitzer’s invitation to his early Saturday Morning (7–10 am) programme at CKWR. Students arrived with pounding hearts knowing that they were about to be heard not only in the Technology Triangle, but via the Internet throughout the World. They crowded around the three guest microphones, but not everyone could overcome the heart-pounding enough to speak. Some could and responded to Heinz Kreitzer’s questions with élan and confidence.

Not sure, if Mr. Kreitzer ever had that many visitors at one time in his studio at CKWR, but he had as much fun as the students among some of the confusion created by the people milling about. He was surprised that practically all the students there were Canadians learning German mostly for fun.

It was evident that the students left the studio proud of their German and happy to have had a chance to prove to themselves and yes, to the entire listening world, that they could actually use what they learned.


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