Two creative language students win exciting chance to live and work in Germany

Mon, 2 Oct 2017

Two creative language students will be living and working in Germany for a week after scooping top accolades in a national competition.

Arabella and Victoria both impressed the judges with their eye-catching logos in a design competition run by the Friends of the Goethe-Institut London.

The Monmouth School for Girls’ students are studying German in Year 12 and will be working in firms and companies in Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Wurttemberg, south-west Germany.

The girls will have language tuition, guidance on German society, and trips to local attractions during their visit between 21st and 28th October.

The competition challenged students across the UK, aged between 16 and 17 years old with GCSE-level German, to design logos for the Goethe-Institut.

The organisation promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and aims to foster international cultural co-operation.

Arabella, who created the logo above, said: “I am really looking forward to visiting Germany.

“I think this is an amazing opportunity and will benefit both my studies and cultural understanding of Germany as a whole which, given that I am planning to study languages at university, is exciting.”

Victoria, who designed the logo below, said: “The competition was exactly right for me, as it combines my love of Germany with my love of art.

“I am now very much looking forward to gaining an insight into the world of work in Germany and to practising my German.”

Head of Languages at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Smail, said: “I am delighted with the girls’ achievements.

“Arabella and Victoria are both thoroughly motivated students who display a love of German and Germany.

“I am sure they will embrace this wonderful opportunity to further their language skills and develop their understanding of working abroad.

“It is vital that young people appreciate that knowledge of a modern foreign language is hugely beneficial in terms of their future employment.”