Christmas is right around the corner and the classroom on wheels bids the year 2019 farewell by recharging its energy during a winter break.

After having visited over 50 schools and around 1.500 students, having driven over 7.500 kilometres in the e-Golf and having passed through around 55 tall checkpoints, after having given away over 19 kilograms of little Haribo bags and after having used around 6.900 staples and 90 laminated pouches, one can summarise: The Deutschmobil has whirled with zest through the country.

The project, which started again in September 2019, is run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Goethe-Institut Dublin as well as the German Embassy Dublin and the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to Volkswagen Ireland, who is sponsoring the e-Golf, Christine Kopke, our German teacher, has been touring around Ireland visiting primary and secondary schools in rural and metropolitan areas to run language workshops, assist in language classes and to offer information on Germany and the German language. Our goal is to promote German as a foreign language, to support schools in the teaching of German as a foreign language and to provide information on job and study opportunities with German language skills in Ireland and Germany. In January 2020, car and driver are hitting the road again.

Are you interested? Then follow Christine on Facebook (GermanConnects/Deutschmobil). You can find more information about the project and the most important FAQs on the website of the Goethe-Institut Irland. For more info, please click here.