The German Language Olympics: Students From 60 Countries Compete

For two weeks, participants bravely battled their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday, July 29, to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.

From Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Cameroon – 125 young people from over 60 countries around the world travelled to Berlin at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut. The International German Olympics is the largest German-language competition in the world. The aim is to share enthusiasm for the German language and German culture and to meet young people from all over the world. In this way, German becomes the basis for mutual understanding between different cultures.

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