B ritish

C olumbia

C ouncil of

T eachers of

G erman







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.  

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2020 Webinar

Gemütliches Treffen (Informal Meeting)

Deutscher Stammtisch (German Get-Together)

Immer wieder hören wir von euch, wie wichtig es ist eine Möglichkeit zu haben, sich untereinander über Lehrerfahrungen auszutauschen und voneinander zu lernen. Deswegen möchte die BCCTG euch zu unserem Stammtisch einladen. Bei diesem Treffen stehen Austausch und Verbindung im Vordergrund.

Datum & Zeit

Donnerstag, 17. Juni 2021
19:30 - 20:30 PST


Zoom Online Videocall

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2019 Bcctg Conference Vancouver
Konferenz Workshop

Focus on German Teaching Development

Join our annual Conference

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

Date & Time

Saturday, October 23, 2021 &
Sunday, October 24, 2021


Online Conference


Olga Godoy (Hueber)
Andreas Meckes (ZfA)
Ulrike Kugler (Goethe)
Johann Stocker (Consulate)
Antje Mahintorabi (VWGS)
Rainer Koch (Klett)
Miriam Swatuk (Goethe)
Marje Zschiesche (Goethe)
Dr. Ervin Malakaj (UBC)
Dr. David Gramling (UBC)

Moving Workshop

Mindful Movements
with Elke Schlufter

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
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

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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