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:
Or you can always simply search for us under our domain name:

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 <>.
Dr. John L. Plews
Director, Canadian Summer School in Germany
President, CAUTG, 2016-18

CfP: 5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies at the U of Toronto

-Call for Papers-

5th Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies
University of Toronto
24 September 2016

Are you an undergraduate student of German Studies?
Have you recently written or are you currently working on a paper on the German language, German-speaking literature, culture, or film, or teaching German as a foreign language?
Have you ever thought of sharing your thoughts on topics in German Studies with other students and scholars outside of the classroom?

Your paper could be interesting to other students & professionals in German Studies! In 2016, there will again be an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their work: the Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies to be held at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

Undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies. Papers on any aspect of German Studies (language, literature, culture, film, and language education) are welcome. Please submit an electronic copy of your proposal (in English or German, max. 300 words, double-spaced, including works cited) to The subject line of the e-mail must read Undergraduate Colloquium in German Studies proposal (or UCGS proposal). The text body of the message should contain your name, affiliation, and paper title. The proposal should be an attached file (word or pdf), and it must not
include your name and/or affiliation.

Deadline for proposals: April 30th, 2016

Program Committee
Ulrike Kugler, Goethe-Institut Toronto
Christine Lehleiter, University of Toronto
Paul Malone, University of Waterloo
Barbara Schmenk, University of Waterloo

There aren’t too many opportunities for undergraduate students to present their papers in public. This is a great chance to gain experience & to boost your CV. Don’t miss it!