This image shows the placing of the College Heights German class that participated in Goethe Institut’s Bundesliga Total.

College Heights class a top North American finisher in contest

In a contest that allowed students to build their German language skills and, at the same time, demonstrate their knowledge of Bundesliga soccer, Corine Masich’s first-semester Grade 11-12 German class proved highly successful in both respects.

 The contest – Goethe Institut’s Bundesliga Total – was open to schools from across North America. At the conclusion of the final round of competition, Masich’s class from College Heights Secondary School found itself in a tie for third place in Group C, which had 22 entrants. Among Canadian schools overall, College Heights ended up second, behind only Delta Secondary School, which placed first in Group B.

 A class from Duchess Park Secondary School finished ninth in Group A.

 “I am proud that CHSS is the second Canadian school to have placed in the top five in this contest,” Masich said.

 Bundesliga is Germany’s top soccer league. In the contest, students watched video highlights from a Game of the Month and then had to answer questions and guess the outcome of the game. Based on their success, teams were awarded points in the chase for top spot in each group.
 
 And the prize? Team captains from the group winners get all-expenses-paid trips to Germany in May for Bundesliga games.

 “We were in second place in Group C until the last round,” Masich said.
 “We are hoping that the Goethe Institut continues with this contest next year.”