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