“Das Runde muss ins Eckige” (Sepp Herberger)
In our “Totally Bundesliga” contest we are once again looking for soccer experts (who are currently learning German) from across North America to fight to the top of the standings together with their teammates.
Watch the video with the highlights of the “Game of the Month,” answer the questions and guess the results of the Bundesliga matches. That’s how you accumulate points and win the championship yourself.
A dream prize awaits the main winner: FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 will each invite 2 young people from the winning teams to a Bundesliga match in Germany!
Belleville, IL, USA
Old Bridge High School, Matawan, NJ
|3||Die blauen Teufeln
Tipton High School, Tipton, IN
|4||Sport Verein Mars
Mars High School, Mars, PA
Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO
Cony High School, Augusta, ME
Conval High School, Peterborough, NH
|7||Eintracht Bethel Park
Bethel Park High School, Bethel Park, PA
|8||Lee's Summit Tiger
Lee's Summit High School, Lees Summit, MO
Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC
Duchess Park Secondary School, Prince George BC, Kanada
Mt Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Hortonville High School, Hortonville, WI
|11||1. FC Lassiter
Lassiter High School, Marietta, GA
|12||SpVgg Südforsyth Adler
South Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
|14||Die Titanen aus Wallingford
Sheehan High School, Wallingford, CT
Escuela Nacional Preparatoria. Plantel 6 "Antonio Caso", Colonia Del Carmen, México
|16||Bayern von Munchhausen
Delaware Academy, Delhi, NY
Alcoa High School, Alcoa, TN
Eureka High School, Eureka, MO
Streamwood High School, Streamwood, IL
|19||SV Bellmont 67
Bellmont High School, Decatur, IN
|20||Camp Hill Löwen
Camp Hill High School,Camp Hill, PA
JAC - escuela Montessori Jan Amos Comenius, Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua
Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Wheaton, IL
Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA
|23||VfL Fox Chapel 61 (VfL FC 61)
Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro, NC
TL Kennedy Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Kanada
Delta Secondary School, Delta, B.C. , Kanada
|2||Shining Mountain Löwen
Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder, CO
Moon Area High School, Moon, PA
|3||Das Wunder von Bowling Green
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, KY
Golden Valley Charter School - Orchard School, Orangevale, CA
Toronto French School - West Campus, Mississauga, Kanada
Cascade High School, Everett, WA
Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda, CA
Brookfield Academy, Brookfield, WI
American School of Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexiko
Larkin High School, Elgin, IL
|7||Katy Zypressenseen Spartaner
Cypress Lakes HS, Katy, TX
Freedom High School,Oakley, CA
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
|10||Box Elder Berglöwen
Douglas High School, Box Elder, SD
US High school, West San Antonio, TX
|11||San Diego Höhlenmenschen
San Diego High School, San Diego, CA
Gretna High School, Gretna, NE
Hinsdale South High School, Darien, IL
Delta High School, Delta, UT
Clarkston Junior High, Clarkston, MI
Maricopa High School, Maricopa, AZ
DSS Friedrich Schiller Schule Inc, East Caledon, East Ontario, Kanada
Pizitz Middle School, Vestavia Hills, AL
|18||FC Deutsche Broncos
Louis D. Brandeis High School, San Antonio, TX
Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN
|20||FC DSS Richmond Hill
DSS Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Kanada
Lawrence North High school, Indianapolis, IN
Marshall High School, Marshall, MI
East Bay German International School, Emeryville, CA
|3||South Yarmouth Sandfliegen
Dennis-Yarmouth Reg High School, South Yarmouth, MA
|3||Die blauen Berglöwen
College Heights Secondary School, Prince George, BC, Kanada
|3||FC Gelbe Enten
South Range HS, Canfield, OH
|4||Dick und Döner
Batesville High School, Batesville, IN
|5||Short Pump Schlangen
Godwin High School, Richmond, VA
|5||1. FC Lokomotive Fishers
Fishers High School, Fishers, IN
Aloha High School, Beaverton, OR
|6||La Cañada Giganten
La Cañada High School, La Canada, CA
Springdale Jr/Sr High School, Springdale, PA
|8||FFC Blau-Gelb Carmel
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA
|8||FC Pinkerton Astronauten
Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI
|10||Lake Stevens Wikinger
Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens, WA
Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
Brockway Junior-Senior High School, Brockway, PA
Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA
Castro valley high school, Castro valley CA
Vergennes Union High School, Vergennes, VT
Guajome Park Academy, Vista, CA
Hopewell Valley Regional High School, Pennington, NJ
Colegio Internacional de Guatemala, Fraijanes, Guatemala
|18||FC Sequoit Rhabarberbarbar
Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL
Harry Ainlay High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Kanada
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, WI
The Walker School, Marietta, GA
Goethe – Institut Competition „Bundesliga Total!“, August 23, 2019 to May 16, 2020
The Goethe-Institut is holding the competition “Bundesliga Total!” on its website goethe.de/stepintogerman.
Participation is exclusively online and is free of charge for the participants (with the exception of Internet connection charges of the participant).
The competition will run from 08/23/2019 until 05/16/2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.
By participating, the participant agrees with these terms and conditions and the application of German law.
The competition is open to all students who are enrolled in a middle or high school in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time of the competition. It is possible to participate as an individual or a member of a team the size of which is not limited. In case of participation as a team all the team members must be enrolled in the German program of a middle or high school at the time of the contest. A team must name two team representatives.
Participants under the age of 18 insure that their guardians have consented to their participation.
2.4 Participation in the video competition and the chance of winning are not contingent on the purchasing of goods or use of services.
3. Implementation and execution
Teams should send an email to email@example.com to participate in the contest.
The deadline to register is September 19, 2019 (11:59pm PST).
The participating teams will be divided into three groups (A, B, C). This is decided via a random selection process. Each group is assigned a team in the Bundesliga. From August 2019 until February 2020, on 6 game days, the groups answer questions about the Bundesliga’s “Game of the Month” and guess the results of the Bundesliga games. The teams receive points for all correctly answered question. After every round the standings will be publicized on the Step into German website.
At the end of the competition the team with the most number of points is the group winner. Should the first two teams have the exact same number of points, an elimination round will take place on the next game day. In this playoff the teams must answer new questions.
The winning team from each group names two of its members to be the representatives that make the trip to Germany.
The first prize for the winning team from each of the three groups is for each winning team to send two people on a three day trip to Germany in spring 2020. They will attend a Bundesliga game featuring their respective assigned teams: FC Bayern München, BVB or Schalke 04.
The 2nd – 5th place finishers in each group’s standings receive Bundesliga jerseys and other
The Goethe-Institut will not assume any liability of any kind for the loss or incompleteness of the data transmitted by the participant, unless the loss or incompleteness of the data is a result of intentional or grossly negligent behavior on the part of the Goethe-Institut or its staff. This will also apply to the publication of information by third parties on account of technical errors in the transmission of data and/or unauthorized access.
Irrespective of other statutory preconditions for the assertion of claims, the following exclusions from and limitations of liability will apply to the Goethe-Institut’s liability to pay compensation for damages as provided for in section 4 of these conditions of participation.
The Goethe-Institut will have unrestricted liability, provided the cause of the damage is a result of intention or gross negligence.
Furthermore, the Goethe-Institut will be liable for any slightly negligent failure to comply with material duties where the failure to comply with these duties endangers the achievement of the purpose of this contract, or for any failure to comply with duties where their fulfilment would actually make the orderly conduct of the competition possible in the first place and where the participants would usually expect them to be performed. In this case, however, the Goethe-Institut will only be liable for foreseeable damages typically associated with contracts of this kind. The Goethe-Institut will not be liable for any slightly negligent failure to comply with duties other than those specified in the preceding sentences.
The limitations of liability set out above will not apply where injury to life, the body and health is suffered, where any defect becomes apparent following the assumption of guarantees for the characteristics of a product and where defects are fraudulently concealed. Liability under the Product Liability Act will remain unaffected.
In so far as the Goethe-Institut’s liability is excluded or limited, this will also apply to the personal liability of the Goethe-Institut’s employees, representatives and vicarious agents.
6. Data privacy
The participants allow the Goethe-Institut to handle the personal data submitted to the Goethe-Instut as a part of this competition, as long as it is required for execution of the competition and/or to exercise the usage rights pursuant to section 4, in return for the chance to take part in this competition. Personal data include name, contact details and photos as well as where applicable other personal details that members of the team provide.
Disseminating the data on a third party for other purposes will not occur. Participants are free at any time to call upon the Goethe-Institut to release the data that it holds.
Participants and teams can withdraw from the competition at any time. Participants can remove their consent for storage of their data at any time and with that withdraw from the competition. The contact address for this purpose is:
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
530 Bush Street Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94108-3623
Subject: “Bundesliga Total!“
7. Exclusion from the competition
Staff of the Goethe-Institut e.V. and their relatives will be excluded from participation in the competition.
Persons who (i) make untruthful statements about their personal data, (ii) submit content that is illegal or incompatible with these conditions of participation, or (iii) manipulate or otherwise misuse the electronic facilities created for the competition will be excluded.
8. Premature termination of the competition
The Goethe-Institute wishes to draw attention to the fact that the availability and functioning of the competition cannot be guaranteed. The competition may be terminated or removed due to external circumstances and constraints without this resulting in any claims against the Goethe-Institut being acquired by the participants. This could include organizational or technical problems (e.g. viruses in the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hard and/or software).
The Goethe-Institut is entitled to cancel the competition at any time without warning and without providing justification.
9. Final Provisions
Legal recourse is excluded for the execution of the ascertainment of profits .
The terms and conditions are available in German, Spanish, French and English languages. In case of any discrepancy among the four language versions, the German language version takes precedence.
Throughout the execution of the competition the associated legal relationship of the participating persons is that with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, independent of the location from which the participants take part in the competition.
If any provisions of these terms and conditions of participation are invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.