Events and Meetings

The NCAATG regularly holds two conferences per year. All AATG members and prospective members are welcome to attend these conferences. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet with a cross-section of colleagues from the state of North Carolina to discuss topics of mutual interest. For non-members, they are a chance to meet with fellow professionals and weigh the benefits of membership.

The Chapter will occasionally hold special events designed to promote and reward the study of German. In the past we have had numerous projects. One such project is the Deutsches Wochenende (formerlyVergnügungsfest), an immersion weekend that is both fun and instructive. Over the past several years, we have also put on the German Day, an exciting opportunity for teachers and students to showcase their achievements of the current academic year. Here students have the opportunity to utilize their language skills in a variety of fun activities and contests at various language levels. Activities include a spelling bee (level I and II); a verb bee (level II and III); a poetry/declamation contest (three levels); karaoke and song contests (all levels); a skit contest (2 levels), a poster contest (all levels); and a T-shirt contest (all levels). All contests carry prizes for the best performance.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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2016 Spring Meeting

]Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:30-3:00 p.m. Hosted by Sabine Rankin,
Forestview HS, Gastonia


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2015 Deutsches Wochenende

Date: November 6-7
Location: Camp Caraway


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German Day 2016

German Day 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hosted by Tin Wegel, UNC Chapel Hill
Theme: "Nicht alle, die wandern, gehen verloren"


Past Meetings and Events


2016 Spring Meeting: TBD
2015 Fall Meeting: Musik im Unterricht
2015 Spring Meeting: Wir sind Helden
2014 Fall Meeting
: Kurzfilme im Unterricht
2014 Spring Meeting: MINT für den Unterricht!
2013 Fall Meeting: German in STEM & Business
2013 Spring Meeting: 8tung! 10 Neue Techno Ideen fürs Klassenzimmer
2012 Fall Meeting: Sustaining and Strengthening German Programs in NC
2012 Spring Conference: Märchen im Unterricht
2011 Fall Conference: Lyrical Poetry in German Songs; New AP Requirements
2011 Spring Conference: Musik im DaF-Unterricht
2010 Fall Conference: FanTECHnisch - Technology into the German Classroom
2010 Spring Conference: Film und Video im DaF-Unterricht
2009 Fall Conference: Geschichte, Politik, Revolte
2009 Spring Conference: Digital Pedagogies 2.0
2008 Fall Conference: Act Now! Theater in the German Classroom
2008 Spring Conference: Comparing Textbooks in High School and College
2007 Fall Conference: The Role of Literary Studies in the German Classroom
2007 Spring Conference: Linking Language Learning to Music, Art, and More
2006 Fall Conference: Breaking Barriers: Advocacy, Articulation and Pedagogy
2006 Spring Conference: Austria: Scenes, Sounds, (Web) Sites
2005 Fall Conference: Context, Content, Culture: Energizing Students
2005 Spring Conference: SCOLT-FLANC Conference in Charlotte
2004 Fall Conference: Storytelling and kommunikative Unterrichtsformen
2004 Spring Conference: Aktivitäten mit Literatur für den Unterricht
2003 Fall Conference: Jugendliteratur mit Autorin Karin Gündisch
2003 Spring Conference: Teaching Contemporary Issues with Jugendliteratur
2002 Fall Conference: Applying Information Technology in the Classroom
2002 Spring Conference: Film in the Classroom
2001 Fall Conference: Captivating Short Reading Selections
2001 Spring Conference: Die Europäische Union im Sprachunterricht
2000 Fall Conference: Drama im Unterricht
2000 Spring Conference: Promoting German Studies in North Carolina
1999 Fall Conference: Teaching Strategies
1999 Spring Conference: Hands-On Technology
1998 Fall Conference: Teaching Exchange