Colleagues - Goethe-Institut USA Toolkit - ©
Colleagues - Goethe-Institut USA Toolkit - ©
As programs become smaller and smaller, we need our colleagues even more. Whether at elementary, high school or university level, connecting with others through professional organizations has never been more important. Make attending professional organization meetings a priority and make sure to connect with your German teaching colleagues.

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    GAPP   english

    German-American student exchange program

    American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)   english

    With 5,000 members, the AATG is for teachers of German at all levels of instruction and all those interested in the teaching of German. The mission of the AATG is based on the belief that bringing the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor which serves essential national interests. It's the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture.

    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)   english

    An individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators as well as business and government representatives, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching ad learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

    German Studies Association   english

    The German Studies Association is the multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. GSA holds an annual conference and publishes a scholarly journal - German Studies Review - as well as a Newsletter. Membership is open to anyone interested in German studies.

    Modern Language Association (MLA)   deutsch

    With over 30,000 members in 100 countries, the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences. It hosts an annual convention as well as other meetings and forums of academic exchange.