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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Enterprise German

Enterprise 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!


GETVICO24 is a virtual German teacher conference that takes you around the world for 24 hours.

This year's 24-hour virtual German teacher conference will take place from 20 to 21 October 2021. Would you like to contribute as a speaker with a contribution of around 20 minutes? Take part in the Open Call for abstracts!

IDT 2022 © Goethe-Institut

IDT 2022

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