Upper Sixth linguist, Toby G, has produced his first podcast – in German.
After finding out that his week of work shadowing in the town of Schwäbisch Hall, in the South-West of Germany, was cancelled due to the pandemic, Toby chose to attend a podcasting week organised by the Goethe Institut.
He was one of 20 German A Level students from around the UK to be involved in the scheme and the podcast he produced, Deutsch und Kultur", involved him and his peers sitting down with University lecturer Dr Seán Williams and actress Lynne Brackley to discuss their cultural experiences and Germany’s influence in their own lives.
Speaking about the project, Toby, said: “I initially applied to improve my German, meet like-minded German learners, and also to gain an insight into the world of German business.
“At the end of the week, I felt really positive, as I’d had a great time, learned so much and enjoyed myself.”
As well as being taught techniques about how to create a podcast, including podcast production and script writing, each morning, students took part in German cultural workshops where they learned about German workplace etiquette, enjoyed a session from the German Academic Exchange Service and translation workshop.
To hear Toby’s podcast, click here.