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Ettal Pupils at NSO

 

Ettal Pupils educate the NSO Staff

By Public Affairs Office

On 11 Oct 17, 15 pupils currently studying Advanced-level English at the Benedictine High School in Ettal (5 kilometers from Oberammergau) presented the German Country Brief to an audience of over eighty NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) staff and spouses. The Brief addressed a broad spectrum of German culture, history, politics and facts from Beethoven to beer, from the Bundestag to the Bundesliga.

The pupils were not only placed in the unfamiliar surroundings of the NATO School but also had to talk, for over an hour, in a second language and in the presence of their English teacher and headmaster, Hubert Hering. Through their proficiency in English, often combined with humour, the pupils successfully achieved their goal and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to gain valuable experience and to engage in conversation.

NSO staff are planning a return visit to the Ettal High School to instruct and debrief the students and to further links between the NSO and the local community.