Language and education policy

We work with international committees and associations to promote German as a foreign language, multilingualism and allowing for the linguistic and cultural diversity of German-speaking countries in Europe. We support German language learning in host countries, provide expertise and promote professional exchange at international conferences.

The Goethe-Institut as an actor

  • Global network for language and education
  • Educational efforts to promote sustainable developmen
  • Prospects and opportunities for multilingualism
  • International cooperation in education and training projects
  • Early acquisition of German as a foreign language

Areas of activity

Internationale Deutscholympiade 2024

IDO from 15 to 22 July 2024

The final of the largest German language competition will take place in Göttingen in 2024. Around 50 countries worldwide are now preparing for this in national preliminary rounds. Taking part is everything!

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We provide motivating activities and material in the form of competitions and scholarship programmes as well as a wide range of events and exhibitions. Teachers can find out about opportunities to participate here.

Educational policy events

We hold conferences and training programmes and take part in conferences and trade fairs about education and language learning.

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