About frauclarke

I am passionate about language learning and teaching. I am keen on promoting my mother tongue, German, as a foreign language. Cultural exchanges and the science behind language learning fascinate me, and that's what I would like to share with you in this blog.

Frohe Ostern!

In German class we learned about ‘Ostern’ in Germany and Austria this week. 3rd to 6th class pupils learned a Easter song and did a quiz about German Easter traditions. Pre-schooler, as well as Junior and Senior Infants learned all about the ‘Osterhase’, ‘Ostereier’ and ‘Osternest’. Frau Clarke and the pupils from German class would like to wish you all ‘Frohe Ostern’!

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Making Lanterns for St Martin’s Day

On November 11th children all over Germany celebrate St Martin’s day. Like the children in Germany, we in German class prepared for the occasion by crafting lanterns. All pupils did a great job in designing their own silhouette lanterns. On Friday in our next German class we will learn a bit more about St Martin, have a fun quiz and present the lanterns.

Alles Gute zum St Martin’s Tag!

Welcome to German with a Schultüte!

On Friday, September 19th, we celebrated the ten boys and girls who started to study German for the first time by giving them a Schultüte. Schultüten ( = “school cones”) are a vital part of school life in Germany and are presented to school children on their first day of school. The idea behind the tradition is to make the start into school life a bit sweeter. At St. Clare’s the advanced German students handcrafted lovely Schultüten during class, which later were filled with little surprises by German teacher Frau Clarke. Well done to everyone! Gut gemacht!

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At St. Clare’s German is taught as an extra-curricular subject on Thursdays (for third and fourth class pupils) and on Fridays (for fifth and sixth class pupils) from 2.30 to 3.45 pm. All students are welcome!