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.

Events, Competitions and Awards

darecon © Goethe-Institut

Darecon

How do you imagine your future? Students discuss this question during the online convention dareCon! with young people from eight countries. 
dareCon! will take place from Friday, 23 April - Sunday, 25 April 2021 and will be 100% digital. 

Unternehmen Deutsch © iStock

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.
 

Girls' Day 2021 © Goethe-Institut

Girls´Day 2020

Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls in Germany - comes to Australia on 16 June 2021! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices of women and to promote diversity in the workplace. Girls from years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to visit companies and universities and accompany women in STEM careers.

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Merit Awards

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

Year 10 Award Syda Productions © Colourbox

Student Scholarships

The annual Goethe-Institut Student Scholarships competition offers Year 9 and 10 students of German the opportunity to win a scholarship for a language course in Germany.

Exams and Courses for Teens

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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.

German Exams
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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).

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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.

School Visits

Goethe-Institut Sydney Photo: Wesley Nel

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

Goethe-Institut Melbourne Foto: Charlotte Weidauer

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