GDI Conference – 10th Nov. 2018

We’d like to remind everyone that the GDI conference will be in Maynooth College on 10th November 2018. The conference will be taking place in the John Hume building in the Northern Campus. Please see below for a PDF of the Agenda and the Map which can both be downloaded.

Registration for the conference is now OPEN!. The cost to attend the November conference is free for members /€25 for non-members.

How to Register to attend:

  • Login to your GDI account
    (If you don’t yet have a GDI account, create one now.)
  • Register via the ‘Upcoming Events‘ menu item.

NOTE: if you have paid your GDI membership by another method (Cash, Cheque, EFT etc) please contact us, so that we can update your membership on the website to allow you to register for the conference for free.

Download the Agenda


Download the Map


Viel Glück am Freitag!

We would like to wish all our pupils and teachers the very best of luck on Friday.

Schedule for Annual Conference May 12th 2018

The schedule for the Annual Spring Conference, taking place at Portlaoise Education Centre on Saturday May 12th 2018 can by viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Schedule for May 12th 2018 Conference

Spring Conference – May 12th 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Spring Conference will now go ahead on May 12th at Portlaoise Teacher’s Centre. The Conference will run from 10am until 4pm. Please plan to arrive by 9:30 to facilitate check-in.

If you already registered to attend the March 3rd conference which was cancelled due to the adverse weather, you do not need to re-register. Simply bring your receipt email as your access pass. If you wish to attend and have not already registered, please Login to your account and register via the ‘Upcoming Events’ menu item. If you don’t yet have a GDI account, create one now.

Spring Conference 2018 – Postponed

Due to adverse weather forecast for this weekend, we are sorry to announce that our Spring Conference has been postponed until further notice.

If you have already registered to attend on March 3rd, your registration receipt email will suffice for attendance at the re-scheduled conference. At that time, if the new date does not suit, please contact us through our website for a refund of your payment.

Please keep an eye on our website/social media for further information.

If you have not already done so, please set up you GDI account on our new membership system HERE.

Thank you for your understanding.


Spring Conference 2018

Details of our conference on March 3rd, will be announced soon.

Spring Conference 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming all our members and any new members to our Spring Conference this Saturday, March 8th in Athlone Education Centre!

German Teacher Award 2016

We are looking for German teachers who stand out for their innovative and enthusiastic way of engaging their students to learn this wonderful language. Please use the attached form in order to send the details of your favourite German teacher, the reason for your suggestion and examples of projects/the work of the teacher to by 20th October 2016.

A jury of representatives of the GDI, the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut will choose the most impressive candidate. The award comes with a prize money of EUR 500 intended for future projects or materials. It will be presented at the annual GDI Conference on 12th November 2016 at Trinity College Dublin.

Fit in Deutsch Prüfungen

2016 war wieder ein erfolgreiches Jahr für die Prüfungen „Fit in Deutsch 1 und 2“, an denen über 300 Schülerinnen und Schüler des Übergangsjahres bzw. des fünften Schuljahres teilnahmen. Im Frühjahr 2017 will das Goethe-Institut die Prüfungen deshalb wieder anbieten. Melden Sie sich zu dem Trainingstag (nur für Lehrer) am 22.10. in Dublin an (bis zum 21.10.). Kontaktieren Sie

Goethe-Institut Debattierwettbewerb

Schulteams (von je 4 Schüler/innen) aus dem Transition Year und aus dem 5. und 6. Jahr können sich zum Debattierwettbewerb anmelden. Anmeldung spätestens bis Montag, den 03.10.2016. Kontakt: Anna Weiss-Tuite, Organisatorin Debattierwettbewerb, Goethe-Institut, mail:

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