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Are you creative? Do you like to write? Do you have a good voice? Then take part in the competition for our podcast Goethe-Geschichten.

What is Goethe-Geschichten?

Goethe-Geschichten is our podcast for playful German learning. With small but nice stories we want to improve your German and have fun together. In each episode we listen to a short story, based on which there are small tasks to complete. Listening tasks, writing tasks, interesting facts about Germany and the German language and the whole thing in German. Meanwhile, 3 episodes are already available on the most popular platforms and the fourth episode is already in the pipeline. But we want to keep going and you can be part of it.

What are we looking for?

For our next two podcast episodes we are looking for two great stories. These stories should be interesting, exciting and of course in German. Read aloud, the story should not last longer than 4 minutes and it can be on A2 level or higher. You can listen to examples of stories HERE in our previous podcast episodes. You are free to choose the topic of your story. Would you like to tell a story from your life? Or would you prefer a fictional fantasy story? We look forward to every story. 

How to participate?

To participate in the contest, all you have to do is to write an interesting story in German. Read this story and record your voice. Afterwards, please fill out THIS FORM and upload your story.

You should have listened to all our podcast before. HERE you can find all episodes as an example for your story.

What prizes await you?

A jury will evaluate all the stories and votes and select the two best. The stories of the two winners will then be published in the next two episodes. You stand a chance to go in a recording studio with the podcast host and have your voice professionally recorded.

Criteria for participation

  • This competition is open to all German learners from grades 9-12 from New Delhi, NCR and for all German learners at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi.
  • Your story must be entirely in German and at least A2 level.
  • The story must be written by yourself and must not be copied (even in parts).
  • Read aloud, the story must be between 3 and 4 minutes long.
  • The story must be uploaded as a Word document and as MP3 file HERE.
  • Deadline: 28.08.2022
By 30.08.2022, the winners will be announced and invited to a studio visit in early September at Haus Khaz. The podcasts will then be published in September and October.  

Have fun and good luck!


For questions or comments, please contact us at matthias.duennwald@goethe.de.