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.

Mein ziemlich seltsamer Freund Walter © Anna Kolata

Mein ziemlich seltsamer Freund Walter

This theatre performance for school classes is part of a tour through North West Europe and a great way of celebrating the European Day of Languages (26.09.2018). The performance will take place in the LIT Millennium Theatre on 01.10.2018 at 12.30 PM.


Final Debating Competition © Aidan Oliver Photography

GDI German Debating Competition 2018/19

In 2018/19, the German Debating Competition will take place for the 23rd time now and we would like to cordially invite all Irish Secondary Schools to participate in this competition. You can register until the 21st of September 2018. The first round will end on the 22nd of October. The grand finale will take place in Dublin in the beginning of May 2019.

The International German Language Olympics 2018 Goethe-Institut

The International German Language Olympics 2018

Language Competition for Transition Year Students!
For the third time Ireland will send two Transition Year pupils with an accompanying German Teacher (who will be chosen separately) to compete in the Internationale Deutscholympiade (IDO).