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C ouncil of

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Teach and Learn German

Our Council for German Language Education in British Columbia

BCCTG‘s mandate is to provide professional development and learning opportunities to all educators teaching German in BC, and to support them in their endeavour to establish, maintain and expand German language programs in BC. To achieve this, networking and collaboration with its partner organizations as well as institutions and schools have been the main tenets of BCCTG’s operational strategies.

In collaboration with CATG (Canadian Association of Teachers of German), ZfA (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen), and Goethe-Institut, BCCTG ensures that educators across BC get access to the newest findings and developments in language training and language acquisition, as well as training in exam preparation and implementation.

Working together with individual teachers and education institutions and, most crucially, German Consulate in Vancouver, BCCTG provides language learners opportunities to experience German language and culture both inside and outside the classroom.  

Don't miss the German Day @ UBC

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German Day will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 10 AM to 3 PM and invites German high school students onto the UBC campus to learn about CENES and the German program and to become familiar with their community-building endeavours and course offerings. There will be games, free food, and information on courses and scholarship opportunities.

The day will then conclude with a concert by Ami Warning, which will take place at 3 PM in the Arts Students Centre at UBC.

As the daughter of Aruba-born multi-instrumentalist Wally Warning, the young singer-songwriter Ami Warning discovered her passion for music already in her childhood. As a teenager, the Munich native played bass in her father’s band. Later, she taught herself to play guitar and began composing her own songs, which are stylistically oriented towards the genres of pop, soul and reggae.

With her songs about life, its facets, its ups and downs, Ami creates a familiar closeness to her audience.

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Focus on German Teaching Development

our annual Conference 2023

The Annual BCCTG Conference is designed to showcase and inspire innovative and resourceful teaching of the German Language in BC. 

Date & Location

Saturday, October 21, 2023 &
Sunday, October 22, 2023
at Creekside Community Center, Vancouver, BC


“Ganzheitlichkeit auf der ganzen Linie: Moderne Lehr- und Lernansätze” - “Teaching and Learning German Holistically”


Andreas Meckes (ZfA),
Rolf Hirschkorn (BCHLA),
Anna Ralston-Schmid (Hueber),
Marje Stock (Cornelsen),
Hans Stocker (Consulate)

Virtual Presenters

Berit Bein (Goethe Institut Toronto),
Dr. Marion Grein (Deutschland),
Marion Singler (Mildenberger)

Providing Excellence in Teaching German in BC

Professional Network Community
for Educators of German

Invaluable Support

Our Partners

BCCTG has formalized partnerships with many national, provincial, and international organizations that have complementary goals in order to work together to provide a cohesive voice in promoting the advancement of German as a second (DaZ) or foreign (DaF) language in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

The exchange of expertise, and the German / Canadian networking opportunities increases the communication of educators of German to improve professional excellence.

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"Through my collaboration with the BCCTG I have been able to connect with German teachers from all over British Columbia."
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Andreas Meckes
German Language Advisor, Western Canada
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"The Goethe-Institut relies on partnerships exactly like the one we have with the BCCTG to be able to fulfill its mission."
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Ulrike Kugler
Former Director Goethe Institut Toronto
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"The BCCTG and its members make a significant contribution to ensuring that German students in BC receive a modern and realistic picture of Germany."
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Birgit Densch
Consulate General Vancouver

Online Courses for Teachers of German

Upcoming Virtual Workshops

The Goethe Institute and various German publishers regularly offer virtual training courses to learn how to teach German. 

Our virtual workshop page showcases the upcoming programs with a short description as well as information how to register. 

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Did you know

German: A Great Option for a Bright Future

Schools play a vital role in helping students become global citizens by giving them access to language and culture. As the world continually becomes more connected, the importance of multilingualism cannot be ignored. 

The Goethe-Institut Toronto travelled across Canada to speak with educators, students, employers and those who are professionally benefiting from their German language knowledge.

Make it interesting

5 Tips Teaching a Foreign Language

  • Expose students to as much of the language as possible
  • Encourage participation with games
  • Encourage activities outside the classroom
  • Teach culture alongside the language
  • Use multimedia to enhance the learning experience
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