History of the CATG
The Canadian Association of Teachers of German is
an association of German teachers at all levels of instruction. It was founded
in the spring of 1997 and officially constituted on June 15, 1997.
At the Kontakt '95
conference in Regina the decision was made to form a new association to replace
the two large German associations existing at that time, the Western Council on
the Teaching of German (WCTG) and the Canadian Council on the Teaching of German
(CCTG/SKKD). A joint restructuring committee was appointed to draft a
constitution for the new association. When its task was completed, all Canadian
associations of German teachers ratified the proposed constitution. These
association were then invited to join the new national body as founding members.
The constitution was ratified by the membership at the first general meeting of
the CATG on June 15, 1997; it was revised in February 2003.
The Canadian Association of Teachers of German is
open to professional organizations of German teachers and to individuals who may
or may not be members of existing local, provincial, regional or national
associations of German teachers. The objectives of the Association are to
facilitate the professional work of local, provincial, regional and national
groups of teachers of German at all levels by coordinating and assisting their
efforts in promoting the teaching of German in Canada, providing, and helping to
provide, professional in-service activities for their members, and representing
the interests of all levels of teaching of German to Canadian, German and other
authorities and institutions.
The CATG has the mandate to assist its members to
share expertise on a local or regional basis, to organize and help to organize
workshops, seminars, and conferences for teachers and professional development
personnel, to collect and disseminate information relevant to the promotion of
the teaching of German in Canada, to collect, publish, and disseminate suitable
teaching materials, and to obtain and assist its members in obtaining funding
for professional devevelopment purposes.
The affairs of the CATG are directed by a Board of
Directors composed of delegates from the founding member
The founding member organizations of the CATG
- Atlantic Council on the Teaching of German (ACTG)
- Association des Professeurs d'Allemand de Québec (APAQ)
- Ontario Association of Teachers of German (OATG)
- Manitoba Teachers of German (MTG)
- Saskatchewan Association of Teachers of German (SATG)
- Alberta Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
- British Columbia Council of Teachers of German (BCCTG)
- Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)
- Canadian Association of German Language Schools (CAGLS)
The Current Board of Directors of the CATG
The Board of Directors of the CATG is made up of
the representatives from the founding member organizations. At the last Board
Meeting, the members held elections for executive officers. As a result, the
Board now is constituted as follows:
- Chair: Rüdiger Müller
School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Chair: Sandra Hoenle
Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Ilse Spangenberg (KVDS)
37015 Fingal Line, RR#1
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S5
German and French
University of Toronto Schools
371 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2R8
2063, rue Prefontaine
Longueuil, QC J4K 3X7
(450) 670-5473 Fax. (450) 670-6912
Patrick Carter (OATG)
Social Science Appleby College
540 Lakeshore Rd. W.
ON L6K 3P1
Tel. (905) 845-4681 ex. 322 Fax. (905) 845-9828
L to R: Nicola Townend, Sandra Hoenle, Patrick Carter and Rüdiger Müller
Heidemarie Doppmeier (AATG, Präsidentin)
Christian Thomas (ACTG, Präsident)
Ulrike Kugler (APAQ, Präsidentin)
Isolde Hey (BCCTG)
Rüdiger Müller (CAUTG, Delegierter)
Isolde Winter (KVDS, Präsidentin)
Micky Kolbe (MTG, Präsidentin)
Nicola Townend (OATG, Präsidentin)
James Funk (SATG, Präsident)
Membership in the
Membership in the Association may be acquired
- any person who is a bona fide member in good
standing of a Canadian German teachers' association represented on the Board
any individual teacher of German;
any other individual whose membership has been approved
by the Board of Directors;
representatives of interested groups or organizations
whose membership has been approved by the Board.
There are three categories of
membership in the Association:
Organizational membership may be obtained by
groups and institutions which are interested in supporting the objectives of
the Association. Such applications shall first be submitted to the Board which
will make an appropriate recommendation at the next General Meeting of the
Association's members. Each such group or organization has the right to
designate one person as its representative who is entitled to one vote at
General Meetings of the Association.
Sustaining membership may be obtained by
individuals desirous of supporting the objectives and work of the Association.
Honorary life-time memberships may be awarded,
with the approval of the Board of Directors, to persons who have distinguished
themselves in their service to the profession.;
Membership Fees: The fees per annum
Organizational membership: $1 per member or $50
per year, whichever is greater.
Sustaining membership: $20 per year.
Honorary life-time membership: Free.
Would you like to apply for membership in the CATG
now? Please be sure to give your full address, telephone number, e-mail address,
affiliation and the name(s) of the German teachers' organization(s) of which you
are a member in good standing.
(Electronic Discussion Group) of the CATG
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their listserve. They can post and receive questions and answers, and propose
topics for discussion through this efficient method of communication once they
have subscribed to it.
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