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WM 2022 – Now is all!

The language course and examination center of the Goethe-Institut in Muscat (Gulf region) is pleased to be able to carry out its language and culture project on the occasion of this year's soccer World Cup games in Qatar.

The spectrum of offered aspects ranges from non-commercial LIVE public viewing events in the institute to language games, quizzes and competitions to betting games and much more.

The whole project takes place as part of a cultural event for internal and external guests of the Goethe-Institut in Muscat (Oman).

We wish everyone involved a lot of fun while learning & at the great football event of this year!

  • MitarbeiterInnen Goethe-Institut Omana © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region
  • Ansprache des deutschen Botschafters © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region
  • Public Screening © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region
  • Fußballsprachspiele auf Deutsch © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region
  • Fußballfans © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region

Public Screening

Public Screening © Getty Images

The games of the German national team can be seen in the group phase as well as in the round of 16/quarterfinals and final in our Frankfurt classroom! The games will be shown on a large screen, supported by the best technology, and everyone cheers along. Of course, popcorn and drinks must not be neglected either!

So the longer the German team fights through and advances, the longer the enjoyment of public viewing.


Of course, the most awaited football event in the world also offers the opportunity to promote exchanges between cultures. No event in the world of football is as diverse as the World Cup.

Therefore, we look forward to interviews with prominent guests who will comment on this topic.
Information about the invited guests:

Botschafter Thomas Friedrich Schneider Thomas Friedrich Schneider, born November 18, 1961 in Aalen, is a German diplomat and ambassador to Muscat, Oman.
After graduating from university in 1981, he studied law in Würzburg from 1982 to 1988 and passed the second state examination in law in 1991.
From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Schneider worked as a consultant in the service of the State Ministry of the Interior and then entered the higher Foreign Office service. From 1993 to 1994 he worked at the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn and then from 1994 to 1996 as Head of Consular Affairs at the Embassy in Damascus.
He then worked as a consultant at Permanent Mission at Council of Europe in Strasbourg until 1999 and then at the Criminal Law Division, Federal Foreign Office in Berlin until 2002.
After working at the Embassy in Riyadh from 2002 to 2006 as Counsellar, he was Deputy Head of Division at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin until 2010.
After working for four years from 2010 to 2014 as Head of Legal and Consular Division at the Embassy in London, he became Head of Middle East Division at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin from 2014 to 2017.
Since August 2017, Thomas Friedrich Schneider is the Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat.

Branko Ivankovic, Trainer der omanischen Nationalmannschaft Branko Ivanković, born 28 February 1954 is a Croatian former footballer who played as a midfielder. After a 12-year playing career at Varteks, Ivanković started his coaching career at the same club in 1991. Ivanković then became an assistant manager to Miroslav Blažević, who led the Croatia national team to a sensational third-place finish at the 1998 World Cup finals in France
He also led the Iran national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and now he is the manager of the Oman national team.


Language Games & Vocabulary Exercises

Sprachspiele © Getty Images Before and after the games shown at the public screening, you have the opportunity to take part in various language games, vocabulary exercises, etc. in the classrooms of the Goethe-Institut Muscat, which not only ensure that you improve your language skills, but also to learn the relevant vocabulary.
Fun, joy and competitions play a particularly important role here!

Goal Wall Shooting

Torwandschießen © Getty Images

In the courtyard of the Goethe-Institut in Muscat you will find the opportunity to prove your football talent and your skill in handling the ball.
Every day there will be gifts and prizes for the top scorers! So join us!

Bet game

Tippspiel © Goethe-Institut Gulf Region How far will Germany get this time? Who will be world champion? Bet too!
Of course, the most exciting thing about a World Cup is taking part in a betting game.
How well can you predict the results? Can you determine who will emerge victorious in each game? Compete with friends, classmates and the staff of the Goethe-Institut Muscat in the whole betting group!
The winner can take part in a language course in our center free of charge!
Deadline for submission is November 20th! Send your completed PDF file to:

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