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Newsletter February 2024

Goethe-Institut Myanmar

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AoC Cohort 2

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Open Call - Cohort 2

Academy of Care

The Academy of Care train-the-trainer pilot course has been completed successfully as the initial program of the first phase of the program - a capacity-building program led by the Goethe-Institut Myanmar and funded by the Netherlands Embassy. The open call for cohort 2 is opening, and the first Orientation Session of the Academy of Care program for the coming call was held on January 19, 2024. It was conducted via Zoom, and a total of 11 participants attended. Academy of Care's train-the-trainer course will accept applicants from all over Myanmar on February 11, 2024. We will review the feedback of the first train-the-trainers and develop a better curriculum for the coming cohort.
Materials of Life

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Open Call

Materials of Life

We are glad to announce an open call for our project ‚Materials of Life‘. In a series of workshops, participants will learn how to engage pigments, designs, patterns, and supports (fibres, papers, textiles) that come from and respect nature. We seek artists who are willing to engage in the production of contemporary, original art pieces by making use of materials and techniques that may be regarded as “traditional”, “ancient”, and “typical” of the plural cultures of Myanmar. For artists residing in Myanmar, there is no age limit. We strongly encourage starting and mid-career artists to present an application. The workshops are free entry and compulsory to join the entire series. All the materials for the workshop will be provided. 
Documentary Film Screening

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Documentary Film Screening

Goethe-Institut Myanmar and Yangon Film School jointly present the documentary film screening. In this film screening event that will be held throughout this year, The first documentary film exhibition in February will begin with four memorable documentaries that competed in the 2023 YFS Goethe Institut Documentary Film Competition held last December. After each screening, there will be a Q&A session with the directors. You will get to know the creative process and the memories behind the documentaries. We invite you to come for an evening that will create a remarkable film experience while learning about real-life stories through the selected documentary films that will be screened.
Date: 22 February 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 3 pm- 6 pm
Place: Goethe-Institut Myanmar, Auditorium
Sundowner Musical Gathering

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Sundowner Musical Gathering

Exciting News! The Sundowner Musical Gathering will take place at the Goethe-Institut Myanmar premises on February 23. Free entry is offered for this event, which is especially for music fans. Stay tuned to see who will perform at the Musical Gathering and keep up with the Goethe-Institut Myanmar’s social media and newsletter. 
Rethink Recap

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Rethink Art Exhibition

The Myanmar Photo Archive's Rethink Art Exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Myanmar Auditorium, which ran successfully from January 15th to 30th, marked a significant milestone for us. This exhibition showcased various artworks created through an Open Call, inviting artists to reinterpret the photographic materials from the archive. The response was heartening, with approximately 40 daily visitors to the Myanmar Photo Archive's Rethink exhibition. The special talk show drew over 100 attendees, and nearly 300 people celebrated the exhibition at the opening ceremony. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended and supported the exhibition. Your presence and enthusiasm made this event a truly memorable and successful endeavour.


German Language Class at Goethe-Institut Myanmar

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German Language Courses

Start learning the German language systematically at the Goethe-Institut Myanmar! Our German language courses are based on the six levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our courses are thereby internationally recognized and comparable. Goethe-Institut Myanmar is offering online and offline German language courses in February. Registration is open from 30.1.2024 to 9.2.2024. For any inquiries, please get in touch with us via info.language.mmr@goethe.de.
Goethe-Zertifikat Prüfungen

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Goethe-Zertifikat Exams

Do you need documented proof of your German language skills that are recognized all over the world? The Goethe-Institut certificates are accepted worldwide as verification of your language capabilities. Goethe-Institut Myanmar is offering Goethe-Zertifikat exams in February! Registration is open from 2.2.2024 to 16.2.2024. Please check our schedule and register via info.language.mmr@goethe.de!


Children and youth program january

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“Clay Playtime: Make Your Own Toys”

In this month's children and youth program, we will introduce a new activity to the children. What kind of activity do you think it will be?

The activity is "Clay Playtime: Make Your Own Toys". During Clay Playtime, we will be crafting toys using clay. What kinds of toys do you enjoy making with clay? Are you also curious about the toys we will create together with the teacher Ma Kyi Nue Mya, the founder of wee care Children and Youth Development Centre, in this exciting activity?

Admission is free. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can participate. Due to the limited number of places, if you want to register, please enroll via biblio-yangon@goethe.de by providing your Name, Age, Contact number, and Email address.
Board Game Friday January

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“Ein Wochenende in Berlin”

Berlin, one of Germany's famous cities and the capital, is a destination for those who have visited, as well as for those who are eager to learn about this city. If you want to explore more about Berlin, we recommend you join this month’s board game activity.

The game is called "Ein Wochenende in Berlin". In this game, you will have fun learning grammar expressions and new vocabularies, including local knowledge of Berlin, Germany.

This game is for B1-B2 levels, and everyone is invited to join and learn. If you are interested, please enroll via biblio-yangon@goethe.de
Leseclub January

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This month's "Reading Club" program is tailored for B1 level participants. In this program, both those who are learning German and those who have already mastered the language are welcome to participate. Through this program, you can not only enhance your reading skills and expand your vocabulary, but it will also contribute to the improvement of your thinking skills. 

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to biblio-yangon@goethe.de
Lernberatung January

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Empowering Your Learning Journey:


In the "Learning Advisory" Program, you will be assisted with any challenges you may encounter in your German studies. These issues will be addressed, and recommendations will be provided by a teacher of Goethe-Institut Myanmar. In this month's "Lernberatung" program, we will delve into essential books, online resources, and tailored recommendations suitable for A2-level German language learners. 

A virtual online session has also been arranged so that those who cannot visit the library in person can participate and ask questions. 

Enroll now and participate in our free Learning Advisory Program for your German learning needs: biblio-yangon@goethe.de

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Onleihe: German Online Library

New Media at Onleihe

New media are available in our German Online Library “ONLEIHE”, including works by Götz Aly, Wolf Haas, Elke Heidenreich, Monika Helfer, Moshtari Hilal, Marc Raabe, Eva von Redecker, Lisa Roy and Peter Sloterdijk. Access them free of charge in our ONLEIHE - the German Online Library.


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