On 13.07.2018 German Deputy Consul General Mr J T Schrod wished Yukta Raj and Mayukhi Ghosh of Modern High School Kolkata all the best for their participation at the International German Olympiad (Internationale Deutscholympiade – IDO) 2018 in Freiburg.
The IDO is the largest German language contest in the world. Every two years, over 100 students from around the world demonstrate their knowledge of German language. This international German language competition, organised by the Goethe-Institut and the Internationaler Deutschlehrerinnen- und Deutschlehrerverband e.V. has been held in different German cities every two years since 2008.
Yukta Raj and Mayukhi Ghosh of Modern High School Kolkata competed with 400 students from eight different cities in India, to represent India in the IDO held at Goethe Institut Freiburg during 15-28 July 2018. Modern High School Kolkata is one of the most active PASCH (“Schulen: Partner der Zukunft”/ “Schools: Partners for the Future“) schools in the country.
Globally millions of German learners participate in the national Olympiads in their home country and two winners from each country travel to Germany to participate in the International German Olympiad to earn the title of the best German learners in the world. The Internationale Deutscholympiade aims to inspire young people from overseas to take an interest in German language, science and culture. For many people the IDO in Germany means an opportunity to develop new perspectives for competitors’ future careers, and to learn more about Germany as a place to study.
Let us all join to wish our girls a very happy, enjoyable and fruitful time in Germany!