The International German Language Olympics 2020

Language Competition for Transition Year/5th Year Students!

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). The event will take place in Dresden from July 26 – August 08, 2020, where 75 countries will compete.*

IDO 2020 © Goethe-Institut How can you enter?
All pupils in Transition Year and 5th Year are welcome to participate.* Simply send us a written presentation (collage, picture story, text) or a short video in German - no longer than 2 minutes - only one entry per pupil allowed. The theme is as follows: 
”Meine Lieblingsstadt in Deutschland ist …!”
Send us your presentation or upload your video to YouTube and send us the link along with the application form by post, fax or email! Entry deadline February 14, 2020.
A Jury will consider each presentation according to content, originality, creativity and language expression, and will choose between 10-20 of the most outstanding presentations. If you are within that group, you will receive an invitation to Dublin to take part in the National German Language Olympics in the Spring 2020 to compete with the other Finalists. Two participants will be chosen at that stage to represent Ireland in the Internationale Deutscholympiade 2020 in Dresden! Two years ago two students from Transition Year represented Ireland!
The last Deutscholympiade in Freiburg 2018 showed that the competition is not just about competing for the title. More important is the cultural exchange between students of German from all around the world. Contacts and friendships that develop will form a lifelong international network.
Theme for your Presentation: 
„Meine Lieblingsstadt ist …!“

Entry deadline: 14 February 2020
Irish National Olympiade: Spring 2020 in Dublin
IDO: 26 July - 08 August 2020 in Dresden
Have a look at the short video here to get an impression of the great atmosphere within an international setting:
Impressionen von der IDO2018
Please send your presentation/ YouTube link and the application form to:

Goethe-Institut Irland
37 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Tel. +353 1 680 1110

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
* Students who have spent more than six months in a German-speaking country are not eligible to take part in this competition. The same applies to students who speak German at home or who attend an International German School.