German Language Diplomas were awarded to the students of the Carmel Convent School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 12th April.
The Cultural Counsellor, Dietrich Graf v.d. Schulenburg attended the event at the school and congratulated the excellent students for their outstanding achievement. He handed over the diplomas to 27 students of the school.
While addressing the teachers and the students of the school, the counsellor said: “I am highly impressed with the enthusiasm and willpower of the pupils learning German as a foreign language and the efforts that Carmel Convent School has shown in teaching the German language to its students. With the intensive efforts of ZfA, the pupils of this school possess the German language proficiency like a native speaker making it an exclusive school in India”.
He also congratulated Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) for its 50th anniversary and successful implementation of German language in Indian schools.
Carmel Convent is a Christian school for girls and was founded in 1957. The school has 1800 students out of which nearly 350 students are learning German. German language was introduced in the school in 2010 and is taught from the 6th class onwards. The School became a Part of Pasch Initiative in 2014 under the umbrella of ZfA. ZfA is supporting the school with native speakers as well as learning materials.
In 2015, Carmel Convent School became the first school in India whose students were awarded the German Language Diploma. Know more about Carmel Convent: http://www.carmeldelhi.com/
Know more about the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, ZfA) of the Federal Office of Administration which supports over 1,200 schools worldwide, including 140 German schools abroad.