Newsletter April 2019
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We celebrate Songkran!
The Goethe-Institut Thailand will be closed from April 6 – 16, 2019 for Songkran holiday.
We wish all friends and partners of our institute a happy Songkran festival!
March 30, 2019 at 14:00 HRS | Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Lotus Room
Between Language and Culture
The Goethe-Institut Thailand and the Japan Foundation Bangkok co-host the event “Between language and culture” in order to exchange ideas on writing, translation and inspiration between internationally groundbreaking authors Yoko Tawada and Prabda Yoon.
Born in Japan and moved to Germany, Yoko Tawada is a bilingual writer who writes in German and Japanese. Her style of writing shaped by challenges of cultural and language differences has made her works being more than just a story but a journey that takes the reader to approach transcendence.
Crossing cultural differences and presenting more universality, Prabda Yoon has transported the reader to explore many sides of Thailand providing an access to Thai contemporary literature for English readers.
This special talk will let you explore the worlds of the two authors who have spanned traditional literature genres.
The event will be presented in English with Thai translation. As seating is limited we recommend a registration via the link below.
April 2, 2019 from 09:00 to 18:30 HRS | Songkhla Rajabhat University, Theatre Room
Mini-INPUT Conference Songkhla
INPUT is the largest conference on public television worldwide taking place annually. In May 2019, the Goethe-Institut Thailand together with Thai PBS, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Thai Media Fund are hosting the conference in Bangkok making it the first installment in Southeast Asia. Leading up to the international conference, a series of so-called Mini-INPUTs will introduce the format to media professionals and students in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Songkhla. The third and last Mini-INPUT conference takes place at Songkhla Rajabhat University on April 2nd.
Registration is free of charge. Media professionals and students from the media sector are cordially invited.
April 24, 2019 from 16:00 to 18:30 HRS | Alliance française de Bangkok, MRT Lumpini Exit 3
EU Languages Café
The European Languages Café returns to the grounds of our partners at the Alliance française. The Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Finnish, Polish, French and Slovak language will be represented among others. The Goethe-Institut Thailand encourages our German speakers and learners to come by for a chat in one or two (or more) languages.
This event is organized by the European Union in Thailand in collaboration with European Union Member States and European cultural institutes in Thailand.
Admission and parking is free. Please follow the link below to register.
April 7, 2019 at 13:00 HRS | Thai Film Archive, Salaya
German Film Series 2019: STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (2016)
A whole year of German cinema in Thailand. In cooperation with the Thai Film Archive, the Goethe-Institut Thailand is pleased to present the German Film Series for the eighth year running. During the course of 2019, a selection of German films will be screened on a monthly basis at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya.
Throughout the year, cinema lovers can enjoy a total of thirteen films of different genres - from drama and comedy to classics.
This month’s film shows excerpts from the life of Stefan Zweig. After embarking on an early career as a writer, Zweig quickly gained a reputation as a Jewish intellectual. He left his Austrian homeland at the height of his literary career, when the Nazis took power in Germany. The political situation in Germany was a source of relentless torment for Zweig and he became extremely melancholic and depressed. The extent of his despair becomes evident when he takes his life in Brasil in 1942.
The film will be screened in German with English subtitles.
The admission to all screenings is free.
APRIL 1, 2019 at 19:00 Uhr | FCCT, Penthouse, Maneeya Center
FCCT Film Series: IRONEATERS (2008)
On April 1st, 2019, the successful cooperation between the Goethe-Institut Thailand and the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) closes with the screening of the visually stunning and stirring documentary "Ironeaters". The film is about the ship-breaking yards for scrapped ocean liners in southern Pakistan.
Admission is free for FCCT members and 150 Baht for guests.
The film is in German with English subtitles.
In autumn we will continue our cooperation with more interesting and relevant films from our archive. We would like to use this opportunity to thank the FCCT for their support and look forward to our second season!
New arrivals in our library
Our library received many new books for those looking to learn or improve their German. Visit the link below to see a comprehensive list of the new arrivals. You can easily make a reservation for the books of your choice online. New members are welcome during our opening hours to register in a few easy steps.
Are you a pupil who has achieved excellent marks at school in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM subjects)? Are you interested in studying in Germany? If so, you should inform yourself about the programme “Studienbrücke”!
As the Studienbrücke programme is growing we are looking for a new project team member from May 1st, 2019! You can find more information on the website of the Goethe-Institut Thailand.
April 25, 2019 from 16:45 to 17:45 HRS | Goethe-Institut, Room 2.006
The Way to Germany
“What do I need to do in Thailand?” “What’s next in Germany?”
If you are planning on moving to Germany, you are required to prove sufficient language skills prior to applying for a visa. But what is the A1 level and how long will it take to reach exam level? And what awaits you in Germany?
At this event you will get information on the A1-level and the subsequent exam as well as to your first steps in Germany. It will be held in both German and Thai.
No registration is required but please remember to bring a valid identification card, driver’s license, etc.
April 30, 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00 HRS | Goethe-Insitut, Room 2.006
“What type of visa do I need if I move to Germany?” “Will I be allowed to work?” “And what about my children?”
These are just a few of the questions that arise when planning a move to Germany. At this event you can ask questions related to visa regulations and residence titles. It will be held in Thai by staff of the German Embassy in Bangkok.
Questions about Study-related Visa cannot be answered at this event.
The event is free and no registration is required but please remember to bring a valid identification card, driver’s license, etc.