The German Language Olympics Asia-Pacific (APDO) will take place from August 12th - 20th 2017 in Thailand. The competition will be organized by the Goethe-Institut Thailand, the Thai Association of German language Teachers and the German Centres of Thai Secondary Schools with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The competition is open to A1 and A2-level students.
Students from the following countries are eligible for entry:
Why an Asia-Pacific German Language Olympics?
- New Zealand
This is a direct response to the very successful performance of ASEAN countries at the 2016 International German Language Olympics (IDO) for level A2 students.
The competition is intended to promote international exchange between learners of German in the Asia -Pacific region. In these countries most students of German learn at A1-A2 level and therefore the APDO is an attempt to further boost the appeal of learning German amongst these learners by providing another attractive incentive. It also ensures a greater number of participants per country. The APDO can thus be seen as supplemental to the IDO.
Conditions of Entry
Applicants are required to be between 15 and 18 years of age and must be students of German at a secondary school. They are required to produce evidence of having passed an exam at A1 or A2 level (“Fit in Deutsch 1” or “Goethe-Zertifikat - A2 Fit in Deutsch”). These certificates must have been issued within the last 12 months.
The selection of participants in each region is the responsibility of the respective Goethe-Institut in consultation with the national Association of German Teachers (if existent).
Each participant must submit his/her name along with an indication of the language level they will be competing at, to the Goethe-Institut Thailand by June 30th 2017