Competition German Olympics 2018 (IDO)

IDO © Goethe-Institut

Fri, 27.04.2018 -
Sat, 28.07.2018

10:00 AM

Across the UK

The German Olympics (IDO) is the biggest competition for the German language. Every two years over 100 students from all around the world meet to compete in their most beloved foreign language.
We are happy to welcome the German Olympics for schools worldwide to the United Kingdom in 2018 for the second time. The final will take place in Freiburg, 15 to 28 July 2018. The United Kingdom are eligible to send two secondary school students born 2001 to 2004. The German Olympics promotes young people from all around the world to encounter one another thanks to the fact they all study German. They will become friends and build up an international network.

How you can take part:

The national preliminary decision will take place on 27 April 2018 (10 to 5 pm, we will only invite the best candidates) at the Goethe-Institut in London.
To take part in the national preliminary decision in London, you will have to prepare a two minute video in which you have to answer this question:

How did learning German change your life?


The video lasts 2 min. max.

Every candidate has to hand in its own video - you, however, are allowed to have background actors.

Feel free to be creative!

Please prepare the video in German, thank you!

Please upload your video to Youtube and send us the link to , deadline extended to: Friday, 30th March 2018.

More information:

Students who spent more than 6 months in Germany are not allowed to take part in the competition. Students who are Native German won´t be able to take part.