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.

Debating Competition @ GI

The Irish team wins the debating competition in North West Europe

The Irish team from Coláiste Eoin and Íosagáin emerged victorious in the final of the debating competition between the partner schools in North West Europe on 2nd December in Hamburg.


Goethe-Zertifikat A1 + A2: Fit in Deutsch: International Qualifications for Secondary School Students

If you would like to give your students the opportunity of an additional acknowledged qualification we are glad to offer you the Goethe-Institut Fit in Deutsch 1 and 2 examinations.

Deutschmobil © Goethe-Institut

The Deutschmobil is on the road again!

Since 2013 the Deutschmobil has been touring Ireland, and has visited more than 120 schools and over 6,000 students. Based on its success, from September 2016,  the Deutschmobil is back on the road again.

GDI Debating Competition 2016 © Aidan Weldon/Siemens Ltd.

GDI German Debating Competition 2016/17

In 2016/17, the German Debating Competition will take place for the 21th time now and we would like to cordially invite all Secondary Schools (Ireland) to participate in this competition.