Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Berlin
Practice German in Berlin, Germany’s capital with its dramatic history, thriving cultural scene and great museums and galleries.
Shopping on the avenue of Kurfürstendamm
A guided, language-orientated city walking tour
Wall art at the East Side Gallery
The views from the top of the Berlin Television Tower
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Travelbound can arrange language lessons at a local language school. This gives students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Afterwards, they can use what they have learned in a real context. Focused study combined with immersion in the language leads to the speedy development of more advanced skills.
This 368 metre tower dominates the city skyline and is the tallest building in Germany. The Tower was built in the 1960’s by the East German Government not least to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. The observation deck at 203 metres includes Berlin’s highest bar and there is a revolving restaurant at a height of 207 metres.
East Berliners breached the Wall on 9 November 1989, and between February and June of 1990, 118 artists created unique works of art on its longest-remaining section. This open-air gallery serves as a memorial for freedom. One of the best-known works, by Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel, depicts Brezhnev and Honnecker (the former East German leader) kissing.
Beyond the border checkpoints and secret police, this museum displays the everyday economic, social and recreational elements of life on the other side of the wall. It is one of the most interactive museums in the world, where visitors take part and handle the exhibits. Fact: DDR Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2008
A guide will tell your group all about the German architectural and sports history of the Olympiastadion, built for the 1936 Summer Olympics, and Olympiapark. Enjoy the view from the top of the Glockenturn bell tower and browse the exhibition at the Langemarckhall. Fact: The Olympiastadion has been the ground of club Hertha BSC since 1963.
Germany’s dynamic history is placed in a European context in the exhibition German History in Pictures and Documents, set in Berlin’s baroque Zeughaus, or former Arsenal. Temporary special exhibitions are housed in the modern exhibition hall, designed by IM Pei. This spacious new building has a glass and steel foyer, with a striking helical staircase. ©️Thomas Bruns
Towards the end of the year, Berlin’s Charlottenburg castle and park are bathed in a festive light for its famous Christmas market. Students can browse arts and crafts, ancient handicrafts, and delicious food and drink inside of festively decorated cabins and exclusive glass pagodas. There’s also carol singing and live classical-baroque music.
Close to the Brandenburg Gate this new Museum is a high- tech multi-media show on 87 screens with surround sound and looks at 300 years of Berlin History. Experience original film of the opening of the Berlin Wall and other significant events which have taken place in the city including the World Cup.
Experience Germany’s fascinating capital with an exciting quest. Students are encouraged to work in teams to collect keys and be in with a chance of unlocking the winning box. Berlin comes alive through a mix of treasure hunt-style clue solving and challenges with visits to historical sites including The Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, and The Holocaust Memorial. Enrichment or MFL version available.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Take German language practise beyond the classroom, allowing students to engage in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native speakers
- Develop students’ confidence and fluency in German by allowing them to speak it in practical situations
- Study the culture of the people who speak the language
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for the country and its language
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills by communicating with native German speakers in real-life situations
- Gain confidence by stretching their skills
- Learn about German culture and the people of Berlin
- Consider issues concerning contemporary Germany