German Class - student updates
FIS – GSIS, fostering friendship
A group of 19 students from FIS German classes in 3ème-2nde-1ère met with students from French classes at the German-Swiss International School on Thursday 1 February. These morning classes to practice speaking have been happening for several years now, and this was once again an enjoyable session for our students.
From 9am to 1pm students chatted, practiced, experimented, listened, and finally managed to create improvised sketches for the class. They worked closely with the young German and Suisse students, speaking mostly in German, sometimes in French, a little bit in English, and even in sign language. And lastly, they invited us to lunch at the GSIS canteen.
A big thanks to Mr Michael Scholz who was in charge of the German Section Sekundarstufe, and the GISI teachers, in particular Miss Katrin Zhang-Preis who organized this exchange.
We had 15 young German guests to visit !
From the 22 - 31 January, the group of fifteen high school students from Gymnasium am Kattenberge (GAK) in Buchholz in the north of Germany visited our students learning German in 2nde and 3ème who had registered for an exchange.
Accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Maike Heeren, thirteen young German girls and only two German boys, shared our students’ family lives and found out about their lives at FIS during a few hours of classes. They also enjoyed the charms of Hong Kong, from the heights of the Peak to the markets of Kowloon, from the nature of Lantau to the forest of buildings of Central, from the top of the Big Buddha to the bottom of the medicine shops. They were introduced to Chinese calligraphy (they managed to make a horizontal line!) thanks to the help of Mr. Yip, whom we thank for his kindness and skills. They also have tasted the traditional french Kings’ Cake, without breaking their teeth!
In addition, the joint research, writing and interviews with our students should allow them soon to present an exhibition of photographs on the theme of "Traces of Germany in Hong Kong".
The week-end spent with families allowed everyone to get to know each other better. A huge thank you to the parents who made this exchange possible by their availability and great hospitality. Thanks to them, the week seemed too short !
From 20 to 28 April, FIS students will go to visit them, in their small corner of Niedersachsen, not far from Hamburg.