“There is a crack in everything…
… that’s how the light gets in.” (“Anthem” by Leonard Cohen; lyrics) It took Cohen a decade to finish his
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Learning the Lao language (ພາສາລາວ)
  “To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.” ― Frantz Fanon 1 Learning the Lao
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We are Team X – Introduction
Hello everybody, we are Team X! We are happy to introduce ourselves to you! “We” stands for five students of
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Laos Simply Beautiful – The Vang Vieng Challenge
Editor’s note: Our volunteer teams in the bi-directional learning and teaching project in Laos work hard, with a lot of
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“Frog in the well” – an ancient tale retold by Napha Khothphouthone
Frog in the well Editor’s note: Mr Napha Khothphouthone went on a “student mobility” in the summer term 2019 in
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Final reports of volunteers – new page!
We are happy to announce a new page1 on our “TheLaosExperience” blog and will conclude our very best Happy New
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Job-shadowing, lesson observation, joint research – by Viengvilaiphone Botthoulath
Job-shadowing of colleagues, lesson observation, and joint research at the Karlsruhe University of Education, Germany Job-shadowing  “Hallo”! I am Viengvilaiphone
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“Language education and global citizenship” (4) – 30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal (by L. Jakob)
Editor’s note: “30 years of teaching English in East Asia: An Appraisal” by Ms Laura Jakob is the fourth research
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Letters from China – my first research visit to Savannakhet
Editor’s note: Ms Miaoxing Ye is 25 years old and a teaching assistant at the Hubei University of Education (Wuhan,
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Our annual Lao-German Friendship Feast (no. 5)
If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with . (Cesar Chavez)1 Following Prof.
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Transition from Lower Secondary School Phang Heng to the Lao-German Technical College
How our journey to Laos began in October 2018 Seven months flew by after the Academic International Office at the PH
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The universal language of football – a perfect kick-off to the “The Laos Experience”
Arriving in Laos – a warm welcome & my first invitation to a game of football I arrived in Lao
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Coming up (excerpt)

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020
    Thu
    30
    Jul
    2020

    SKU exchange students at PH Karlsruhe

    University of Education Karlsruhe

    4th & 5th student mobility: Mr Phongsavang Xaikhongkham & Mr Chanthalakhone Souyidalay at PH KA

  • Mon
    06
    Apr
    2020
    Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    Ms Phetsavanh Somsivilay (English) & Mr Sompasong Khemmarath (Economics) at PH Karlsruhe - POSTPONED

    PH Karlsruhe, Germany

    5th & 6th staff teaching mobility

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020

    New call for applications: Team XI (start September 2020) - NOT POSTPONED BECAUSE WE CARRY ON

  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    Fri
    15
    May
    2020

    Mr Sitsanou Phoutavong (Physics) at PH Karlsruhe - POSTPONED

    PH Karlsruhe, Germany

    6th staff training mobility

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020

    "Open House" Square Dance Party - POSTPONED

    19:00 - 21:30Landau (Unimax), Fortstr. 7 - we meet on PH parking-lot at 18:00 for car-sharing
  • Wed
    29
    Apr
    2020

    Info stand on Laos internships for anyone interested (with returnee volunteers & Lao partners) - ONLINE

    11:30 - ca. 16:30online

    We will install a video conference instead of the stand. Details on how to log in to be posted later.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020

    6th (annual) Lao-German Friendship Feast - ONLINE or in very small groups (if allowed)

    17:00 - 24:00Durlach, Ostmarkstraße 44

    We will find a way of celebrating and sharing food and memories and plans. Let May come and then we shall see what way will be possible.

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020

    Closing Conference Team X

    14:00 - 18:00PH Karlsruhe (3.004) or online

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