Lantern walk

An Old German Tradition in a New Setting

by John Clarke There are many festivals and celebrations in Germany, but one that is particularly connected with children is the Laternenlauf (lantern walk). On 11 November (St Martin’s Day), in the depths of Winter, children gather to make lanterns, which they then light and carry, singing lantern songs, through the darkness: Laterne, Laterne, Sonne,… Continue reading An Old German Tradition in a New Setting

German lessons · News

Public Meeting in August: Is it Time for the Return of Bilingual Teaching?

Before the South Australian government in 1917 closed 47 schools in the Barossa Valley, the common practice in those schools was to teach lessons in German in the morning and English in the afternoon. The decision to close the schools was not on educational grounds, but on political. The slaughter of young men in World… Continue reading Public Meeting in August: Is it Time for the Return of Bilingual Teaching?

German lessons · KinderKlub

KinderKlub Barossa – our German class for kids

KinderKlub Barossa – our German class for kids  KinderKlub is a fun German class for primary school aged kids with an interest in the German language and culture, organised by the Barossa German Language Association (BGLA).   It is the ideal environment for young Barossans to get in touch with their German heritage, for resident… Continue reading KinderKlub Barossa – our German class for kids