With the cooperation of the German Heritage Language School (http://www.german-language-school.ca/) a group of 6 TOSST students will start to receive basic training in the German language in preparation for their upcoming research stays. The German Heritage Language School is a registered charity located in Halifax which offers German language classes to adults and children. The School fosters the learning of the German language and promotes an understanding of German heritage through an inclusive educational setting that benefits students of all ages. We’re very pleased to enter into this collaboration with the school which we know will benefit our students and make their transitions to research in Germany more efficient.