Cassel (France), 25th September 2016. In the small town of Cassel near Lille Lisa from Brakel used her work placement at a French Collège to not only regard the job of a teacher from the perspective of a pupil, but to make first personal experiences in imparting knowledge. Therefore she was allowed to accompany the very nice German teacher in her lessons in four different years and to take over the role of the teacher in some parts of the lessons. She answered questions, for example, which the pupils asked her in German regarding her person. In the second week she was already allowed to plan and do six German lessons. Among other things, she prepared a game about German cultures or a worksheet for the comparison of the different school systems. In the last part of her work placement she was allowed to get to know and co-organize everyday life at the French primary school opposite. Her conclusion at the end of her work placement: “I am very happy that I had the chance of making these experiences. The work placement not only gave me an insight into French school life, but it also gave me the chance to get to know new people who I will never forget. Besides, the work placement also helped me to improve my pronunciation. I would recommend a work placement abroad to everybody.”
Support for work placements of pupils abroad can be applied for by parents or schools in Germany or other european countries. Applications can be sent at any time per application form or informally, e. g. per e-mail, to
At present, exchange Programmes for pupils are only supported at the cooperating schools. Here support is applied for by the school.
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