2005 Fall Conference

"Context, Content, Culture: Energizing Students At All Levels"

Davidson College
28-29 October 2005



Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend our next Lehrerkonferenz, "Context, Content, Culture: Energizing Students At All Levels." The event will take place October 28-29 at Davidson College. It is made possible by the generous support of Davidson College and Langenscheidt Publishers.

All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues of all levels, to shape and improve the content of our German Day for high school students, to begin conceptualizing better articulation of our high school to college curriculum, and to discuss how we define and teach culture in our classrooms. For non-members, it is also a chance to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership. Aside from business items and relaxing Kaffeeklatsch, the agenda will feature a fantastic dance performance by the alban elved dance company and a guest presentation by Lutz Rohrmann, co-author of the Langenscheidt textbook Berliner Platz.


To register for the conference, please download the registration form (pdf), and return the form along with a check made out to NCAATG to Burkhard Henke by October 10 by October 21. Conference fees are $20 for both days or $10 for Saturday only. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price!!!

Registration is now closed.


Friday, 28 October 2005
5:00-5:45 Arrival and check-in  
6:00-6:45 Dinner (meet in front of Vail Commons) Vail Commons
7:00-9:30 Group Work: German Day Competitions Chambers 3209
9:45-11:00 Nightcaps Henke Home,
560 Eastway Street

Saturday, 29 October 2005

9:00-9:30 Introduction (Henke):
Culture, Proficiency Guidelines, and the Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages
900 Room (Alvarez College Union)
9:30-12:00 Presentation (Rohrmann), followed by discussion:
Defining and Teaching Culture; Cultural Content in Textbooks

900 Room
12:00-1:00 Lunch Vail Commons
1:15-2:00 Performance by the alban elvěd dance company

Hodson Hall (Cunningham Fine Arts Building)
2:15-3:15 Summary of German Day Review and Articulation Project
Outlook on Future Projects and Events
(Woloszyn/ Moser)
900 Room
after 2:45 Kaffee und Kuchen 900 Room
3:15-4:00 NCAATG Business Meeting (view pdf here)
(Woloszyn/ Henke/ Hawkins)

900 Room

4:00 Closing

900 Room


Burkhard Henke
Department of German and Russian
Davidson College
Box 6956
Davidson, NC 28035-6956
Phone: 704.894.2269
Fax: 704.894.2782

   Map and Directions

Directions and Parking
View the campus map
Download a printable version (pdf)

The Davidson Village Inn           
Davidson Village Inn
Discount Hotels in nearby Cornelius

If you plan to stay in a hotel, please make your own arrangements above.

Once again this year we would like to organize a roomie system. If you are interested in rooming at someone's home, or if you are interested in hosting a fellow teacher and live in the Charlotte/ Mecklenburg area, please contact Burkhard Henke. We will post all offers and pairings right here.

As of 17 October, we have the following matches:

Guest   Host
rooming with
Bitterman rooming with Schmid-Rankin
Gulewich rooming with Pollack


   List of Participants
        Friday & Saturday         Saturday only
  1. Michelle Boaz (Davie HS)
  2. Patrick Bradshaw (Chapel Hill HS)
  3. Scott Denham (Davidson College)
  4. Kathleen Engart (UNC Greensboro; Fr only)
  5. Beth Gulewich (Broughton HS)
  6. Burkhard Henke (Davidson College)
  7. Larry Land (South Mecklenburg HS)
  8. Miles McGinty (Western Carolina University)
  9. Jennifer Martin (Enloe HS)
  10. Marilyn Metzler (Chapel Hill HS)
  11. Beverly Moser (Appalachian State University)
  12. Jim Propst (East Chapel Hill HS)
  13. Tim Spain (East Burke HS)
  14. Jayne Wheeler (Athens Drive HS)
  15. Brigitte Woloszyn (W-S Career Center)
  16. Lisa Worthington (East Chapel Hill HS)


  1. Richard Benson (UNC Chapel Hill)
  2. Robert Blankenship (UNC Chapel Hill)
  3. Helga Braunbeck (NC State University)
  4. James Brown (UNC Chapel Hill)
  5. Jessie Brown (Charlotte Latin School)
  6. Maya Gerig (UNC Chapel Hill)
  7. Silke Groder (Shepard MS)
  8. Sigrid Haas-Belluz (Wingate University)
  9. Joachim Ghislain (UNC Charlotte)
  10. Margarita Harmaty (Myers Park HS)
  11. Alice Harrill (Harding University HS)
  12. Christiane Hawkins (Oak Ridge Military Academy)
  13. Alexandra Hellenbrand (Appalachian State University)
  14. Jack Hellenbrand (Appalachian State University)
  15. Linda Horvath (Providence HS)
  16. Christina Humphrey (Deutsche Schule Charlotte)
  17. Martha Kaarsberg Wallach (independent)
  18. Norgard Klages (Salem College)
  19. David Kleinberg (UNC Chapel Hill)
  20. Christine Kroiss (CarolinaKinder)
  21. Carrie Lomac (South Mecklenburg HS)
  22. David Limburg (Guilford College)
  23. Mark McCulloh (Davidson College)
  24. Katherine Mainland (UNC Chapel Hill)
  25. Joseph Moser (UNC Chapel Hill)
  26. Elisa Pollack (independent)
  27. Lutz Rohrmann (independent)
  28. Sabine Schmid-Rankin (Forestview HS)
  29. Werner Schulz (Lenoir-Rhyne College)
  30. Cyrus Shahan (UNC Chapel Hill)
  31. Angela Shea (Charlotte Catholic HS)
  32. Sylvia Smith (UNC Charlotte)
  33. Lisbeth Stammerjohann (Hickory HS)
  34. Susan Szep (Apex HS)