Discover German culture at the organic farm
Last month we took part in a great project with the school at an organic farm in Saxony. The purpose of the project „Food Future“ was to make regional products more popular. At the same time, we aimed to hear from consumers about their interest in organic farming and animal welfare. We, a group of Mexican students from BWS Germanlingua, and some German students from Saxony, the German state where the project took place, had the task to interview different people. The goal of the project was to create a video where they explained the situation in Germany regarding production and selling products. This experience was a great addition to our German courses at BWS Germanlingua, which both helped us to learn German fast.
Learn German fast with the interview project
For the project we spent 4 days in the rural area near Leipzig. We arrived on Wednesday and met a group of German students. The first night was a great opportunity to get to know each other and learn about cultural differences. We had a great intercultural exchange with the German students, which also improved our German learning fast.
On Thursday, we started working on the video, but the hardest part of the work was on Friday. On that day we wrote the questions for the interview, and we cooked Mexican food to share a bit of the Mexican culture. The best part was when we made the funniest and most difficult interview of all, the interview with Matthias Schneider, head of the organic farm „Elbweiderind“. The interview with Matthias was a big challenge because he spoke extremely fast. However in the end, we managed to finish the interview. After that we had the chance to spend some time in Leipzig.
On Saturday we continued interviewing consumers. We finished the day sharing different aspects of our cultures with a glass of regional wine. It was an incredible experience to approach the German culture, to get to know new people, and most importantly to practice a lot of German. We want to thank BWS, our teacher Sabine and her husband Tomas for this great opportunity.
Here is the link to the organic farm we had the pleasure to visit: