PRO-A13 Argenstein 19.09.-03.10. 12 vols. ARCH/CONS/LANG
Language: exclusively German
Project: Host organization is an Archaeological Open-Air-Museum named “Zeiteninsel” (Times Island). In prehistoric times in the valley near the river Lahn have been settlements already. Five different periods of such settlements during the last 11.000 years are shown and can be experienced in the open-air-museum which is not officially opened yet as there is still some work to do.
It is a workcamp including German language training. In general – also during excursion – there will be focus on language and culture/history of Germany/Europe. Lectures will be two hours per day / 18 hours in total (excluding Saturday and Sunday). The training content: Conversation training, Intercultural Diversities, History of Germany/Europe and Indo-European languages (“word-nests”), Grammar.
Work: Participants will be doing some construction work – building walls / plastering with clay and doing some other work upon needs on the area of the museum.
Time of work will be around 5 hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Accommodation: Participants will live in a youth centre a few km away from Argenstein. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for excursions are free as well as materials/copies needed for the lectures.
Location: Argenstein is a small village, 7 km away from Marburg (a historical and picturesque old university town), 90 km north of Frankfurt/Main.
Terminal: Train-station Weimar-Lahn; next airport Frankfurt/Main or Frankfurt-Hahn. Special requirements: As the language training is not for absolute beginners, participants must be able already to communicate in German, at least on a level which ensures daily communication (B1). Participants also must be willing to communicate with each other during the whole project in German language only. This is one important part of the concept in order to allow a big step in knowledge of language.
Because of the concept there is an extra-fee of 160,00 EUR to be paid upon arrival (or to be transferred in advance). A certificate for participating in the language-course will be given at the end of the camp.
Age: 18-26 (exceptions for older participants are possible)