The games offered in the afterschool programs (Sea of Solitude, Through the darkest of times and Anno 1800) were piloted with student groups from the US and Mexico, whose insights went into designing the programs.
Students in middle- and high schools in the US, Mexico, Central America and Europe. Students may sign up individually or teachers may sign up their entire class.
No, prior German language skills are not necessary.
The German and Gaming afterschool programs are free-of-charge. Once accepted into the programs, students are sent the game digitally- free of charge- either on the gaming platform Steam or Ubisoft Connect.
Windows system 10 and up. The games may be played either on a PC and laptop. The games will not work on Macs, Ipads or smartphones.
The program runs for 10 weeks. In the first weeks, students play the game Among us, to get acquainted with each other. Students play the games by themselves or in a group setting. They meet once a week with a Goethe-Institut certified German teacher on Zoom for 60-90 minutes to discuss the game and learn German.
Group size varies between 10-15 students.
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