Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenges any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut Australia has therefore put together a series of cultural events and competitions designed to help you motivate your pupils and to make learning German more fun.
Events Goethe-Institut in Sydney (NSW, QLD, ACT, NT)
Are you planning a school excursion with your German class? We would love to welcome you at Goethe-Institut Sydney! We offer different, topic-related activities for students. We are seeking to give your students the opportunity to actively get to know the German language and culture as well as to convey a current image of Germany in a way that is suitable for youth.
Would you and your students like to prepare the oral HSC exam together with other German learners? We offer a day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare the oral exam under guidance of experienced teachers.
What is a ring-tailed possum in German? Or a short-beaked echidna? What about a blue tongued lizard? Where does the python live? What animal cannot get enough of eating Praying Mantids and how does a crocodile get its babies? If that sounds interesting for your students, the German Zoo Days Goethe Goes Wild offered by the Goethe Institute Australien are just the right idea for you and your German classes!
Target group: Level A1-A2, classes 6-8
Cost: $19 per student
Brisbane Zoo Days: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
For high school students we are offering HSC preparation courses (continuers and extension). These courses are suitable for Year 11 and Year 12 students who wish to enrich their knowledge of German in their school holidays. The content is based on themes and topics specified to the NSW curriculum.
New arrival: Our ‘Wheel Of Knowledge‘! The Goethe-Institut provides the opportunity to lend a wheel of fortune and attached quiz questions for German lessons at schools or promotional events. The questions refer to the five categories ‘German Food’, ‘German Cities and Geography’, ‘German Language’, ‘Sports’ and ‘leisure time’. If interested, the wheel of fortune is available for self-pick up at the Goethe-Institut Sydney.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: free
Events Goethe-Institut in Melbourne (VIC, SA, WA, TAS)
Why should your next school excursion not go to the Goethe-Institut? Guided tours through regularly changing, interesting exhibitions are waiting for you at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne, as well as a range of topic-related activities. We are seeking to give your students the opportunity to actively get to know the German language and culture as well as to convey a current image of Germany in a way that is suitable for youth.
In addition to general information concerning the work of Goethe-Institut in Australia but also worldwide, we offer changing learning stations in relation to the exhibitions that we host at the Goethe-Institut.
Would your students like to prepare for their VCE-exams or improve their grammar skills together with other learners of German of the same age? Then our VCE and Grammar Classes are the perfect opportunity for them. We offer an intensive and effective preparation for their VCE-exams with the help of our qualified and experienced teachers.
Motivate your students with a sense of achievement! With the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 and the Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch exams, your students get the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized certificate. The exams require simple German language skills and cover topics from everyday situations like presenting oneself and others, reading and listening comprehension, as well as common questions and requests.
Goethe-Institut and its partners in Australia, as well as various organisations in Germany regularly offer competitions for students, teachers and other target groups. You can win attractive prizes, occasionally even cash prizes or scholarships to Germany. It is always worthwhile to keep an eye on this page!
This competition invites students and school classes to produce a short film on a given topic in any format. There are three categories, with three prizes awarded in each category. Information is usually published in March each year.
The Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with the German Teachers’ Association of Victoria AGTV invites students of German in Year 10 and 11 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky main winner will receive a full language scholarship for a 3-week German course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany in January 2018, including airfares and full board. Two further prizes are an intensive holiday course each by the Goethe-Institut (to be taken before November 2018).
The scholarschips will be announced and presented at the German Day Out 2017 on 26 July 2017.
The Goethe-Institut Sydney invites students of German in Year 10 and 11 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky winner will receive a full language scholarship for a 3-week German course in Germany in January 2019, including airfares and full board. Two further prizes are an intensive holiday course each held at the Goethe-Institut Sydney (to be taken before November 2019).
Each applicant is required
·to hand in a flyer, poster or brochure in GERMAN in which the student presents “Deutsch in meiner Welt”
·and to write a supporting letter in ENGLISH (approx. 200 words) in which the student explains why he/she is the ideal candidate for this scholarship.
The German Language Network Tasmania conducts the annual Goethe Competition. For students in secondary schools this consists of poetry recital, reading comprehension and listening comprehension, while primary students in Years 5 and 6 submit a poster. There are always lovely prizes from Germany to be won.