Practising German

Members have the opportunity to chat in German before our monthly meetings and to put questions to our visiting speakers.

Kaffee und Kuchen: These conversation sessions, held on-line twice a month on Friday afternoons from 3.30 until 5pm, are open to all members and their friends who would like to practise speaking German. The first half of each session is for general conversation and news, and during the second half a specific topic is considered. Participants are split into smaller groups as and when appropriate. For more information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anglo-German On-line Meetings: These meetings between WGC members and their friends in Germany take place in the early evening about four times per year. In contrast to Kaffee und Kuchen (above), there are roughly the same number of participants in Germany as in the UK and conversations are in German and English, whichever the speaker is happier using – many can chat happily in both. These meetings are to strengthen friendship links between WGC and Germany and discussion topics will include what is in the news in both countries at the time of the meeting. For more information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Several WGC members also take part in a monthly German Language Café, organised by Leeds German Club. This takes place on the first Monday of the month from 10am till noon at the Lawnswood Arms in Leeds.

From mid November 2021 we will be running a course of 8 online beginners' lessons in German for members of the WGC. Please contact us if you are interested.

There is ample opportunity to practise the language on our occasional trips to Germany.