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Seconday school students are putting their english skills to the test once again

After a hiatus caused by the pandemic through 2020 and 2021, nine girls and five boys from secondary school in the region where three German states converge were once again able to prove their exceptional diligence and skill by completing the European Language Certificate (TELC).

[Translate to English:] Telc Zertifikat HEGLA Beverungen

This was the eighth time that the adult education centre VHS Warburg, Beverungen, Borgentreich, Willebadessen and the school had collaborated to offer this additional in-depth language qualification. As in previous years, the Beverungen-based company HEGLA and the secondary school’s support group provided financial support to keep the cost of participation low for all interested learners.

For one year, the young people voluntarily attended the specially designed TELC class, where they practised their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. The examination was written according to the European standards of proficiency and is thus regarded highly by HR managers in the business world. For the students, the effort paid off. Eleven of the students successfully attained level B1, while three of them achieved level A2. Headmaster Klaus Oppermann already praised the students’ performance before the examination. They were prepared extensively for the exam by their dedicated teacher Andrea Teasdale, who had taken over the leadership of the study group from her colleague Caroline Kornhoff, who is currently on maternity leave. The TELC certificates were presented with words of praise by the head of the adult education centre, Ulrich Wille. Bernhard Hötger, Managing Director of HEGLA, was also impressed by the students’ success and offered them some motivating words for the future. The TELC certificate was awarded to Lemisa Ahmetovic, Hussam Al Rifaiei, Johanna Bönning, Dominik Dalomis, Merle Danielewska (not pictured), Samanta Findeisen, Jolina Gelsdorf, Lena Häder, Emilia Hilleker, Roberto-Julian Jalba, Ervins Kaufelds, Alannah Kiene (not pictured), Lillie Marti and Peter Schümmelfeder (not pictured).