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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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Focus on German Teaching Development

our annual Conference 2024

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

Date & Location

Saturday, October 5, 2024 & Sunday, October 6, 2024 at UBC Cenes Department, Vancouver, BC


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Providing Excellence in Teaching German in BC

Professional Network Community
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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
Former 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.

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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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