Online Podcasting Project
Sag’s Mir

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​The Friends of the Goethe-Institut London are committed to ensuring that the next generation of linguists continue to access positive experiences of Germany and culture, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. To adapt to these challenges, a new digital podcasting project has been developed, with a view to allowing participants to experience first-hand the professional benefits of speaking German within an immersive, online context, creating a collaborative network of young German learners, aged 16-18.

Working on the Podcasting Project 2020 The podcast Sag’s Mir is the podcast run by German learners, for German learners, aged 16-18, and is coordinated by the Goethe-Institut London and its project partners. The project allows young German learners to come together for a week of training in everything podcasting: from script-writing to interviewing and voice-over. The project gives insight into the project work of the Goethe-Institut London, and allows participants to gain new skills and experience of working in a German-language environment.

In the words of our student marketing team, Sag’s Mir “covers a variety of topics, from politics to culture, to music and STEM. Each episode, produced by German learners, includes insightful interviews with area-specific experts. We aim to bring German into conversations outside the classroom in order to further develop individual communication skills and broaden overall awareness of the German-speaking and wider world. Allowing both listeners and interviewers to expand their German together, the podcast is well suited to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the German language”.

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“The podcasting project has been one of the best weeks of my life. It has strengthened my love for German and my desire to study it at university. I learnt so much and my confidence in speaking German has definitely improved, especially in subjects that I didn’t feel as confident in. Our new German podcast, “Sag’s Mir" allowed me to meet and interview such amazing guests, who all had a variety of different experiences and stories to tell. It was really inspiring and I’ve learnt a lot from everyone who I’ve got to meet.         

I got to make really good friends with a lot of people, and hopefully we can all meet in person in the future” – A participant, October 2020