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News and Reports

Students learning German have many opportunities to use and develop their language skills. Scroll down to find good news stories for and about students of German and links to news media websites


VCE Scaling Report

Find out how choosing German advantages your ATAR score in Year 12. Not all subjects are treated equally!


Year 12 Student Forum 2015 Sunday 16 August

10.30am to 12.30pm

Students purchase a ticket prior to the event.

  • A link to TryBooking will be live later in the year


Exchanges, Scholarships and Awards

The BJR Expression of Interest forms are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 exchange

SAGSE are always looking for host families and applications for 2015 schoarships are due by 25 May.

The Goethe-Institut/AGTV Year 10 Awards applications in May.


Competitions for Students

Competitions will come online throughout the year.

Scroll down on this page for results from previous competitions


Language Perfect World Championships

Students from around the world compete in this award-winning, international online competition. An entry fee usually applies.

AGTV member schools compete for the AGTV LP Cup - and special prizes for primary schools.

  • LP World Championships website
  • 2015 - tbc - AGTV LP World Championship Cup and Special Primary School Awards
  • 2014 AGTV LP World Championship Cup + World Champions for German - Viewbank College
  • 2013 - AGTV World Championship Cup + World Champions for German - Viewbank College


International Qualifications for Students of German

Internationally recognised certificates can be achieved by students through the Goethe-Institut in Australia.

Assessment can be conducted in your school by arrangement in some cases. This is a wonderful opportunity and well worth pursuing to promote your language program.

This is opportunity is not available in other languages. Contact your local Goethe-Institut for information about these exams. Visit the GI central website for an overview:



Read about how learning German can open doors to new experiences and success.


AGTV Years 5 to 9 Poetry State Final Results


AGTV Kunst und Poesie Winners


AGTV Deutsch roX Competition

Students write a song in German and produce a CD cover.

Past Winning Songs

  • 2014 - 'Wir werden' - Year 10 students at CLC in Eltham
  • 2013 - ' Das Wochenende' - Year 10 students from Oberon HS in Geelong
  • 2012 - Michael from Vermont SC
  • 2011 - Ilaria, Sarah, Leeah, Jaimi and Caitlin from CLC Eltham


Goethe-Institut / AGTV Year 10 Awards

Winner of the 3-week holiday course in Germany

Applications close in May

  • 2014 - Jack Ferry - Westbourne Grammar School
  • 2013 - Alex Shem - Bright P-12 College
  • 2012 - Hayley Major - Luther College
  • 2011 - Eli Ivey -  Bendigo South East College and Emily Danes - Vermont SC
  • 2010 - Lachlan Douglass - Oberon HS
  • 2009 - Jacqueline Da Costa - MacRobertson Girls' HS and Holly Sizer - Mirboo North SC
  • 2008 - tbc
  • 2007 - Naomi Kerber - Dimboola Memorial SC
  • 2006 - tbc
  • 2005 - Molly Herben - Rainbow SC and Samuel Chatwin - Mooroolbark SC
  • 2004 - Jacinta Phelps - Melton SC


Goethe-Institut School Film Festival and Awards

The AGTV have sponsored prizes for this competition since its foundation in 2002.

Congratulations to Box Hill HS for the 2011 film Alle Wege führen nach Rom winning the Most Outstanding Film in 10 years of the competition in Victoria at the 2012 School Film Festival in Melbourne.


Winners of the AGTV SAGSE Scholarship

The AGTV has sponsored a SAGSE Scholarship since 1979.

Information about this scholarship program founded in 1967 on the SAGSE Website

  • 2015 - tbc - Presentated at the SAGSE Banquet in October
  • 2014 - Michelle Roberts - VSL Distance Ed (Corryong College)
  • 2013 - Amber Hanson - Oberon HS
  • 2012 - Brittany Wren - Dimboola Memorial SC
  • 2011 - Gemma O'Hara - Billanook College
  • 2010 - Harrison Watt - Heathmont College
  • 2009 - Henry Paez - Castlemaine SC
  • 2008 - Lauren Cahill - Mount Eliza SC
  • 2007 - Andrew Madden - Oberon HS
  • 2006 - Josh McKie - Melbourne GS
  • 2005 - Alecia Black - Marist-Sion College




Listen and read about the news in German. Reports are drawn from various sources. You can research topics with the search engine for Blinde Kuh and much more - in German.

News, games etc

Sowieso is a portal for news and more

News and Information about Sport

Deutsche Welle

Learn about Germany through Slow German Podcasts with transcripts.

European Green Capital Awards

Online newspaper (plus much more) for younger students in Germany. Great for learners of German, the articles are brief and cover a range of topics and are archived from A to Z.

Online magazine for younger readers but also easier reading for older readers

Find out what is going on in Germany for young people.

Daily Blog of Cultural Information

Hilfe! Ich verstehe nicht.

Need help with understanding the news in German? Learn common vocabulary used.



SBS Radio German Program

Listen to German radio streaming online, through the SBS App or on your radio.

You can also contribute to a regular segment called Jungendmailbox and share your thoughts and opinions - in German of course. Ask your teacher how?


World Premiere: JUGENDMAILBOX on SBS Radio 2011

An opportunity for students to hear their voices on the airways about topics that are of interest or concern to them. Ask your teacher how to become involved in the JUGENDMAILBOX project.


GDO - German Day Out July 2011


BLOG by a Victorian Student on the BJR Exchange 2010-2011

A personal Blog from a student beginning with hosting and then her experiences on exchange and beyond: 


SAGSE Scholarship De-Briefing in March 2012

Gemma O'Hare, the recipient of the AGTV sponsored Society for Australian-German Student Exchange scholarship in 2011, spoke very well at the De-Briefing held at Scotch College. The De-Briefing is where the scholarship winners formally report on their experiences to their sponsors and the public, including students interested in applying. 


Blasts from the Pasts

Primary students wrote Elfchen poems after the Primary German Day Out at the Zoo in 2008.


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