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.

IDO 2020 © Goethe-Institut

The International German Language Olympics 2020

Isn’t time just flying by?! In Ireland we are already preparing to send two suitable candidates with an accompanying German Teacher to compete in the next Internationale Deutscholympiade (IDO).

Debattierwettbewerb Klein (C) Goethe Institut

German Debating Competition 2020/21

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!