Events and Competitions

Activating pupils is one of the most important – and sometimes most difficult – challenges any teacher faces. The Goethe-Institut Irland 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.
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The International Deutscholympiade, the world’s biggest contest for German language learners, is gathering steam again: next summer, from 25 July to 5 August 2022, we’ll be coming together in person again for the finals in Hamburg!

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Careers with German

Careers with German promotes the collaboration between schools and German companies or Irish companies with a relationship to German speaking countries  within the region. The project combines aspects of professional orientation with creativity and inventor spirit. 

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German Debating Competition 2021/22

Questioning things critically, expressing views on political topics or listening to other people’s opinions and empathising with other persons’ views and responding to them in an objective and fair way are all key skills which can be improved by debating.

Therefore the successful German Debating Competition is back!

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IDT 2022

New dates: 15 -20 August 2022
International Meeting of Teachers of German

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GETVICO24+ is a virtual German teacher conference that travels around the world in over 24 hours. GETVICO24+ will take place this year from 19-20/10/2022 CET. The call for papers has started! From now until 15 May 2022 you can submit your contribution proposals.