Events and Competitions

Event Calendar

The educational services department of the Goethe-Institut offers support for teachers of German in terms of professional development, teaching material and student events and competitions.

Services for Teachers and Classes

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Visit the Goethe-Institut in Sydney

Are you planning a school excursion with your German class? We would love to welcome you at Goethe-Institut Sydney! We offer unique, topic-related activities for students. We want 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.  We are looking forward to your visit.

Contact: Inken Steeb

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Visit the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne

Guided tours through regularly changing, interesting exhibitions, as well as a range of topic-related activities are waiting for you at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne. We want to give your students the opportunity to actively get to know the German language and culture and to convey a current image of Germany. We are looking forward to your visit.

Contact: Jelena Herster

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FIT mit Deutsch Certificate

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 such as introducing oneself and others, reading and listening comprehension, as well as common questions and requests.

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VCE Exam Preparation

Would your students like to prepare for their VCE-exams or improve their grammar skills with other learners of German of the same age? We offer an intensive and effective preparation course for their VCE-exams with the support of our qualified and experienced teachers.

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HSC Exam Preparation

We offer HSC preparation courses (beginners and continuers) for high school students. 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 relevant to the NSW curriculum. Additionally, there is an Intensive Grammar Course for level A2 (Yrs. 10-12). We also offer an A1.1 beginners course for teens (age group 12-16).
Please contact our language department for more information.

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HSC Days

Would you and your students like the experience of preparing for the oral HSC exam with other German learners? We offer an engaging day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare for the oral exam under the guidance of experienced teachers.

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Kinderuni Live

On the 20th of November 2020, the University of Melbourne opens its doors to local kids. Primary school students, teachers and parents are invited to experience an event packed with science. For one day, kids will step into the shoes of university students, taking part in workshops and lectures and conducting fun experiments with real researchers.

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Girls' Day

The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia on 12 June 2020! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices for women and to promote diversity in the workplace.

Competitions and Awards

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Goethe-Institut NSW/ACT Year 10 Awards

The Goethe-Institut Sydney invites students of German in Year 10 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky winner will receive a full language scholarship for a 3-week German course in Germany in July 2021, including airfares and full board. Two further additional include an intensive holiday course each held at the Goethe-Institut Sydney (to be taken before November 2021).

Application deadline: tbc

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Goethe-Institut/AGTV Year 10 Awards

The Goethe-Institut in Melbourne, in collaboration with the Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc. (AGTV) invites students of German in Year 10 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky main winner will receive a scholarship for a 3-week German language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany in Juli 2021 (incl. flights, course fee, full board), as well as an intensive grammar course at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne as preparation for the holiday course in Germany. But that's not all! Two additional prizes include an intensive holiday course each at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne (to be redeemed before September 2021).

Application deadline: tbc

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Merit Awards

Find out more about placing orders for merit awards for outstanding students of German.

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Enterprise German

Enterprise German is designed for schools that want to build a bridge to the world of work or expand their business contacts. The project combines aspects of professional orientation with an idea contest that stimulates the students’ creativity and inventor spirit.