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PRO-ST03 ALEMANIA ALEMANIA MANU/LANG 19/05/2018 02/06/2018

PRO-ST03 Marburg-Stadtwald 19.05.-02.06. 10 vols.

Language: German exclusively

Project: Host organisation is the municipality of Marburg, holiday-camp "Freizeitgelände Stadtwald". They have already been organising international voluntary language-workcamps for many years. It is a workcamp including German language training. Volunteers will be speaking exclusively German during the whole camp. In the 2 weeks they will get all in all 18 hours of German-language training. Our teachers are partly trained teachers, partly students.

Careful: we don’t provide a standard course like in a professional language-school. Lessons are interactive and mostly focused on intercultural topics, aiming first to improve quickly the communication skills of the volunteers.

Work: Participants will be doing various manual works to prepare the area for leisure activities of several groups of citizens coming from Marburg. For example clearing the place, gardening, painting, building up/taking down tents. Working-time will not exceed 4-5 hours daily, anyway excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Accommodation: In a house with bedrooms, kitchen, toilets, shower. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, and all daily tasks will be done by the group itself. Like in all workcamps, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials needed for the lectures.

Location: The camp is located on a wooded-hill named "Stadtwald", in a holiday-camp more than 5 km far from the city centre. A bus-connection allows to go to downtown. Marburg is an historical, picturesque university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt am Main. Among the ca. 82.000 inhabitants, 25.000 or more are students from all over the world.

Terminal: Train-station Marburg-Lahn (meeting-point); next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn.

Special requirements: The project is not conceived for absolute beginners. Participants must be able already to use German at least on a “survival” level. They also must be willing to communicate with each other only in German all along the camp and not only during the lessons, and never use English or their own mother tongue. This is an imperative part of the concept.

Special remark: Extra-fee of 160€ to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in a project with language-course will be given at the end of the camp. Age: 16-26 (exceptions for older volunteers are possible).