Goethe on Air
In the first you will hear some of our favourite German music, listen to two interviews with our interns Johanna and Caren about their life, what brought them to Wellington and what they like most there, and latest news and events from the Goethe-Institut New Zealand.
The second show is all about Christmas. We will have two Kiwi language students with us in the studio who will take part in a taster course of German, recommend a great German movie and give you an idea of some typical German Christmas traditions.
The third show is all about summer, holidays and to be in a sunny and good mood. Judith will be with us in the studio for an interview, there will be a German taster course especially for the summer, and we will give you an update of the latest news from the Goethe-Institut New Zealand.
Berlin, the Berlinale Film Festival and the Berlinale Spotlight. Our fourth session is all about the German capital. Our language intern Saskia introduces herself to us and she tells us what she likes the most about Berlin and Wellington. We also have Ulli with us in the studio who talks about the Berlinale and the Berlinale Spotlight in Wellington. We play German songs from and about Berlin.
9th Show: For this month’s show we will talk about the Europameisterschaft (European Football Championship) which started on the 10th of June. This event is very popular in Germany - not only for the sporting competition but also for the intercultural encounters. Svenja Plaumann, a football enthusiast, will give us an insight into her view on this topic. We will play various songs that deal with football, solidarity and friendship.
July’s show will be about film music. We have invited the composer Johannes Contag to the studio. He has recently been commissioned by the NZIFF and the Goethe-Institut to compose a live score for the German 1920ies silent film “Variety” (E.A. DuPont). Therefore, he will be able to give a specialised insight into his ways of composing film music and his favourite existing film music.
Our August show will be about the language of young people in Germany. We will introduce some common phrases and have invited Christian Kahnt, the new director of the Goethe-Institut New Zealand, as well as Dilek, the new language intern, to talk about their thoughts on youth language in Germany. Youth slang is particularly shaped by music and media and vice versa.Therefore, we will also play a couple of influential music titles from Germany that include youth slang.
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