News and Competitions
Students - News & Competitions
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:
- Goethe-Institut Certifcate A1: Fit in Deutsch 1
- Goethe-Institut Certifcate A2: Fit in Deutsch 2 - overview and sample texts
- Goethe-Institut Classes
GOOD NEWS STORIES ABOUT STUDENTS LEARNING GERMAN
Read about how learning German can open doors to new experiences and success.
AGTV Years 5 to 9 Poetry State Final Results
- AGTV Poetry State Final Results 2014
- AGTV Poetry State Final Results 2013
- AGTV State Final Results 2012
- AGTV State Final Results 2011
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
- 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
NEWS FROM EUROPE
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
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.
- Sowieso - in German
Online magazine for younger readers but also easier reading for older readers
- Zzzebra - Jugendmagazin für Kinder - homepage changes each month
Find out what is going on in Germany for young people.
- Young Germany - in English
Daily Blog of Cultural Information
- Germanheit - in English
- See News and Events: Media Links for further sites for radio, newspaper and television online.
Hilfe! Ich verstehe nicht.
Need help with understanding the news in German? Learn common vocabulary used.
GERMAN ON THE RADIO IN OZ AND NZ
SBS Radio German Program
Listen to German radio streaming online, through the SBS App or on your radio.
- SBS Radio German Program - 93.1 FM in Victoria
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
- Deutsche in Melbourne - read an online report
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.
- Report from Gemma - Read her formal report to the society.
Blasts from the Pasts
Primary students wrote Elfchen poems after the Primary German Day Out at the Zoo in 2008.