choice of Scotland for the English Department’s “Landeskunde”
excursion this year was certainly greeted with student enthusiasm!
The excursion (19-26 June, 50 participants) was basically part of
the General Language Course 2a, with Scotland serving as the summer
semester’s “case study” for life, culture, institutions,
and language in an Anglophone country. All GLC 2 students, both the
excursion members and those who stayed at home, worked on Scotland
projects and presented them to the public in a “Scottish Fair”
on 17 June, then documented both events in this website. For excursioners
in more advanced semesters, the trip to Edinburgh/Scotland provided
a first-hand encounter with an English-speaking culture. For everyone
concerned, the interaction outside the classroom created new friendships
and – as far as we can judge – has increased the students’
commitment to English Studies.
Philip Mothershaw-Rogalla and Cathy Waegner with Hartmut