Schools that teach the German language in Uganda are set for an exciting week, as students descend on Kibuli Senior Secondary School for the Seventh German Language Festival, beginning June, 7.
An annual event, the Festival aims at bringing together schools that teach the German Language in Uganda and also at promoting the imaginative and creative abilities of the students as well as their cultural awareness.
Under the theme ‘German and the languages in Uganda’, this year’s festival is being organised by the German Embassy in Uganda, the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ Ugandan German Cultural Society and the Association of Teachers of German in Uganda.
German is currently taught at 14 schools in Uganda as a regular subject and during this year’s festival, students will have the chance to engage in several workshops and also compete for prizes.
Meanwhile, the recent translation of German author Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s play ‘Emilia Galotti’ into Runyankore by Jane Ninsiima is one example of intercultural exchange between the two countries.