Four students & one teacher in front of the new German Chancellery, the “Bundeskanzleramt”
From 15th to 18th April a group of LSE students learning German at the LSE Language Centre visited Berlin. Whether it was the Wall Memorial, the visit to the Reichstag building, seeing the Gerhard Richter retrospective in the Neue Nationagalerie, or the evening in Brecht’s old theatre the Berliner Ensemble, the German capital had something to offer for each of the participants.
One of the highlights of the trip was an impromptu bicycle tour to one of Berlin’s biggest flea markets, taking in many of the architectural highlights of the city on the way.
There was also time to meet a group of German students from the Humboldt University of Berlin, one of LSE’s partner universities. The meeting took place at the Language Centre of Humboldt University and a lively bilingual discussion on the respective merits of London and Berlin ensued.
The LSE students were particularly impressed by Berlin’s “Curry Sausage” and one participant thought “the trip was a perfect balance between history, culture and language”. Three and a half days provided a mere taster of all the architectural, cultural and culinary delights Berlin has to offer. Another study trip to Germany is planned for the next academic year.
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Wittgenstein - LSE Exhibition
An Exhibition, opening today, organised by LSE Arts with the collaboration of Felicitas Starr- Egger.
The exhibition will be of interest not only to students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, at universities as well as schools and colleges, but also to anybody interested in learning about Wittgenstein through his own writings and photographs, and through correspondence about him. Alongside the exhibition panels, 12 original screen prints by Eduardo Paolozzi.
More information on the exhibition can be found here.
Date: Monday 28 May – Friday 29 June 2012
Time: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building
Reception: Thursday 31st May from 7pm
‘Killing the Father in Germany’
Date: Friday 15th June
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science, Old Building, Room 3.28
Stephan Feuchtwang, Felix Römer and Hans Steinmüller in conversation with John Borneman. Chair: Peter Skrandies
In 1967, psychoanalysts Alexander and Margarete Mitscherlich famously analyzed postwar Germany as a ‘fatherless society’ that was unable to mourn. John Borneman, a Princeton anthropologist, discusses what has happened to this thesis, and the different forms in which Germans have in the postwar period killed their fathers, both at home and in national politics.
The Gateway Poster Presentation - LSE Teaching Day
The LSE Language Gateway featured in a poster presentation at LSE Teaching Day last Tuesday 22nd May. As well as the poster presentation, which remained throughout the day, The Learning Support & Administration team were available during lunchtime to answer any questions about the Gateway and to demonstrate the site.
The Gateway is an innovative way of using Moodle for independent language learning. Why not take a look at it here: https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2906
Here are just some of the resources we offer in 10 different languages:
- Streaming TV & Radio
- Pronunciation tips
- Free online courses
- Handy links to newspapers and online journals
To see more detailed information on the Language Gateway take a look at our post from 14th May: The LSE Language Gateway: Supporting Student Learning