German students take to the stage for fluent production
THE King’s School doesn’t just teach German as a modern foreign language, it produces it, stages it and puts it on as a play.
Fluent young German students at King’s Girls Division staged their own version of the Brothers Grimm fable Rumplestiltskin to bid a fond farewell to Viennese student teacher Romana Muehl, who has been working at the Macclesfield school for the last six months.
As King’s head of German, Jessica Houghton, said: “It provides a real context for the girls to use their German and is an enrichment experience for our brightest students. They learn so much from the process and probably don’t realise just how much they are developing their language skills.”
Romana said: “It was a fantastic send-off to hear one of my mother tongue’s classic stories in German and to see just how far the girls have progressed with their German speaking even in my short time at King’s.”
Romana added: “I have loved every minute of my stay in Macclesfield, but it’s funny you’re all so modest about this place.
“Everyone seems amazed when I say how much I love the place.
“They say ‘Really?’ Well the answer is a resounding yes, Macclesfield is a beautiful place.”
Helen Nixon, 15, from Tytherington, said: “It’s been an exciting process and has taught me so much about communicating the language and not just reciting it.”