CfA: Canadian Year in Freiburg Student Exchange

The Canadian Year in Freiburg student exchange program is now accepting Canadian applications for the program in Germany starting in Fall 2019 (Program runs from Sep. 2019 to July 2020).  Students must have had 2 years of German/A2 level before commencing the program. Higher levels can also be
accommodated. The program offers 5-6 required full semester courses and students take additional courses at the University of Freiburg in subjects of their choice and its “Sprachlehrinstitut” to achieve their full-
year credit load. No program fee is charged. Continue reading CfA: Canadian Year in Freiburg Student Exchange

German Online Sprachkurs (A2/B1), Winter 2019, University of Guelph

Would you like to take German online?

This online course at the University of Guelph develops German language skills and cultural awareness. Discussions include such topics as Heimat, nation, migration, and study abroad. Students will engage with and reflect on different social and cultural perspectives through interviews, videos, and texts. Online interactions, including with people in and from Germany, form an integral part of the course.

Please find further information here: https://courses.opened.uoguelph.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=9925137

Or contact Ruediger Mueller mueller@uoguelph.ca

CfA: 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany

The application process for the 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany is now open. You and your students can access all the information you need on the program’s website (www.cssg.ca).  Please announce the CSSG in all of your language and culture classes. You will find posters (in English, French, and Mandarin) below. Please print and circulate to each student. (Posters and brochures have also been mailed to your department / program chair or contact person). Continue reading CfA: 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany

PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany. Further information and application forms are available from your university’s Department of German (or Department of Modern Languages) and below. Continue reading PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

CfP: European Studies Undergraduate Conference, U of Guelph

Undergraduate student researchers are encouraged to submit paper proposals (of approx. 250 words) for a one-day conference held on Saturday, November 24, 2018, organized by the European Studies program at the University of Guelph. Papers are invited from a variety of disciplines Continue reading CfP: European Studies Undergraduate Conference, U of Guelph

Canadian Summer School in Germany 2018

The application process for the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) 2018 is now open. You and your students can access all the information needed here: http://www.smu.ca/international/cssg/
Or you can always simply search for us under our domain name: www.cssg.ca

Please make sure to announce the CSSG in all of your language and culture classes. You will find attached to this email posters in English, French, and Mandarin, which I encourage you to print and circulate among students. There is also a letter for all German instructors introducing the CSSG to them.

In 2018, we plan to offer up to seven courses in language acquisition, language education, and community service learning.

We will offer second-, third-, and fourth-year immersion German language classes. New next year is a second-semester first-year course with added intercultural study. This course is designed to help us all across Canada to retain students from the first semester who cannot continue with German in the second semester because of schedule conflicts.
In addition to our immersion CSL course based within the CSSG, we will offer a new intercultural CSL course in partnership with Freiwillig in Kassel. This course is will provide students with work placements across Kassel along with guided language development and critical reflection embedded in community service.
Finally, we are offering a blended course on Teaching and Learning German for grad student TAs, senior students interested in teaching careers, B.Ed. students, and in-service teachers.
The CSSG remains an outstanding program and we have been able to keep costs relatively low for the experience we offer: a one-year-equivalent course with all materials, full accommodation and half-board in Germany for almost 7 weeks, excursions and a cultural program, und noch viel mehr!
Please encourage your students to apply. Graduates of the CSSG bring much life and learning back into our programs in Canada and help to keep them vibrant places.
If you or your students have any questions, please contact me at <cssg@smu.ca>.
Dr. John L. Plews
Director, Canadian Summer School in Germany
President, CAUTG, 2016-18