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  • Junior Delta Epsilon Phi - Suggested Activities and Fundraising Strategies - American Association of Teachers of German
    Teach German Campaign Career Center Kinder und Jugendliteratur Alle lernen Deutsch Learning Scenarios Teaching Resources Professional Development Annual Meeting ACTFL Convention 2016 Boston Convention 2016 Planned Sessions AATG NextGen Leaders STEM Articulation Grants AATG College Faculty Seminar AATG Summer Seminars Webinars AATG Journals Professional Development Consultants Program Overview Find a Consultant Information for Consultants Evaluate a Session Goethe Institut Trainernetzwerk Other Conferences Calls for Proposals AP Workshops and Courses Fellowships and Grants Seminars and Courses Give AATG Endowed Scholarship Fund Friends of AATG Endowment AATG General Fund Planned Giving Hall of Recognition Store Community Search Search more Calendar 2 1 2016 3 15 2016 National German Exam Level 1 Registration 2 11 2016 2 13 2016 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2 15 2016 AATG Office Closed 2 15 2016 GSA Conference Proposal Deadline 2 17 2016 Level 2 3 4 National German Exam Scores Sent Featured Members Member Accolades Edit This Favorite Name Category Share Yes No Keep Private Junior Delta Epsilon Phi Suggested Activities and Fundraising Strategies Advocacy Create videos showcasing recent activities Attend German American heritage events Display pictures of the German traditions throughout school Provide a booth at school functions to promote German Organize a Discover Languages Month school event Create a Why I learn German campaign Service Projects Make holiday ornaments for hospital patients Create children s stories in German to present to elementary students Cook and serve lunch at a soup kitchen Collect Christmas gifts for various charity organizations Collect canned goods at Thanksgiving Plan and lead after school German enrichment programs for children Help at a school blood drive Help senior citizens learn to e mail relatives Collect coats to donate at wintertime Clean up the school or local park Send Valentine cards to veterans Perform skits of German fairy

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  • German Summer Study Program Application - American Association of Teachers of German
    Parents For Teachers Internship Program Teaching German STEM MINT MINT STEM Summer Seminar STEM Community Group STEM Articulation Grants Advocacy Hub Teach German Campaign Career Center Kinder und Jugendliteratur Alle lernen Deutsch Learning Scenarios Teaching Resources Professional Development Annual Meeting ACTFL Convention 2016 Boston Convention 2016 Planned Sessions AATG NextGen Leaders STEM Articulation Grants AATG College Faculty Seminar AATG Summer Seminars Webinars AATG Journals Professional Development Consultants Program Overview Find a Consultant Information for Consultants Evaluate a Session Goethe Institut Trainernetzwerk Other Conferences Calls for Proposals AP Workshops and Courses Fellowships and Grants Seminars and Courses Give AATG Endowed Scholarship Fund Friends of AATG Endowment AATG General Fund Planned Giving Hall of Recognition Store Community Search Search more Calendar 2 1 2016 3 15 2016 National German Exam Level 1 Registration 2 11 2016 2 13 2016 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2 15 2016 AATG Office Closed 2 15 2016 GSA Conference Proposal Deadline 2 17 2016 Level 2 3 4 National German Exam Scores Sent Featured Members Member Accolades Edit This Favorite Name Category Share Yes No Keep Private German Summer Study Program Application Online Application Instructions Please review the application guidelines before beginning the application You must upload your letter to your host family and the Agreement Form now Note It is not possible to save your progress and return later Your Photo Health Form and Teacher Recommendation Form can be uploaded now or submitted later by e mail to the Program Coordinator April Ann Hemphill april aatg org The Earlybird deadline for submitting all application materials is March 1 2016 The final application deadline is April 15 2016 Student Information Please Note Student name must be full legal name and must match passport exactly First Name Middle Name Last Name Gender Male Female Birth Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Birth Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Birth Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 City State of Birth Are you a US citizen yes no If no what country Home Address City State AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY Zip Code Student E mail Student Phone Allergies Dietary Restrictions Hobbies Interests I learned about this program from My German Teacher Internet Web search Poster Print Advertisement Friend Family Member AATG Message Parent Guardian Information First Name s Last Name s E mail Phone Number School Information School Name School Address School City School State School Zip German Teacher First Name German Teacher Last Name Teacher E mail Last day of school mm dd Years of

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  • Advocacy Hub - German is a Critical Language - American Association of Teachers of German
    the information on tourism to Liechtenstein Tourism Portal Embassy of Luxembourg in the US Offers facts on Luxembourg including information on its education system cultural highlights and government organization Tourism Portal Deutsche Sprache ist deutlich attraktiver geworden Andreas Fasel January 25 2015 Englisch ist die Weltsprache doch Deutsch hat noch lange nicht ausgedient und wird sogar attraktiver Sprachforscher Ulrich Ammon erklärt was die weltweite Deutsch Verbreitung dem Land bringt German is world s fourth most popular language Camille Ryan US Census Bureau August 2013 After 15 years of research and a 1 300 page book on the subject sociolinguistics professor Dr Ulrich Ammon found that German is surprisingly popular with language learners all over the world Why Study German Jonas Strecker 2014 PowerPoint slides with up to date facts and statistics as well as historical information and celebrity photos Language Use in the US 2011 Camille Ryan US Census Bureau August 2013 Current statistics on what languages are spoken in the US Why Florida Business Needs Employees with Bilingual and Intercultural Skills The Language Educator April 2013 The author discusses statistics but also offers narrative on why there must be a fundamental change in the way foreign languages are taught in order to prepare students to enter the marketplace Focuses on Spanish and emphasizes STEM and offers support of all foreign language education Why study German Frederick A Lubich April 2010 Information on how the contributions of German literature art science and culture offer learners a unique and rich lens with which to understand broader themes and subjects and augment their general studies Divided into 12 sections that argue for the inclusion of German Studies How German is American Max Kade Institute 2005 Publication exploring the many ways in which influences from German speaking Europe are found in mainstream American culture Twenty images have been selected that reflect some of the ways German speaking immigrants and their descendants have influenced America Top Ten Languages in the Internet Source study Data on top languages used online by number of users as well as statistics on growth and ratio between the number of Internet users speaking a language and the total population estimate that speaks that specific language German has the highest ratio of users to speakers Special Eurobarometer 386 Europeans and Their Languages Report European Commission June 2013 Data on languages spoken in the EU and desire for foreign language knowledge German is perceived to be the most useful language after English and is the most widely spoken in Europe Open Doors Fact Sheet Germany Open Doors and Institute of International Education 2013 Statistics on how many German students study in the U S and vice versa at all levels of education which offers insight into the presence of German speakers in the US as well as the interest of American students in Germany which has risen each year for the last four years Studying in Germany A Good Choice for your Child 15 Questions and Answers for Parents DAAD 2010

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  • Advocacy Hub - Advocacy 101: Getting Started - American Association of Teachers of German
    Education US Department of Education s international oriented strategy to improve education Although support for language learning is not clearly articulated the strategy heavily emphasizes global education and preparing students for international success Become an Effective Advocate in 8 Easy Steps Adapted by ACTFL from JNCL advocacy workshop materials by C Brown and B Neumaier Key practical advice on how to become a foreign language advocate in your own community Includes clear examples on how to implement the strategies Advocating for German Shari Fox MCTLC MNAATG Meeting 2011 Offers practical tips for cultivating a strong case for your German program She also offers long term prevention measures and detailed strategies when the German program is threatened How to Invite a Member of Congress to Visit Mississippi Foreign Language Association Making sure that decision makers understand the value of language education is vital Inviting your senators or congressmen to visit your language program is a great way to build a connection This step by step guide walks you through the process Embedding Advocacy Opportunities into All That We Do Lisa Lilley National Teacher of the Year 2010 A handout with extensive easy and impactful ways to promote your program every day It including tips on how to inspire students to be advocates and many links to additional resources Spreading the Word as a Matter of Survival Marketing Your Language Program The Language Educator January 2012 Comprehensive article with a new angle on advocacy marketing Includes tips directly from teachers examples of successful strategies and basic marketing ideas to creatively promote your program MLA Guidelines on Letters of Recommendation Modern Language Association February 2014 Suggestions for graduate students who request letters faculty who write recommendation letters and those who oversee hiring processes in post secondary education Connect with Colleagues German Studies Association The German Studies Association is the multi and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German Austrian and Swiss history literature culture studies political science and economics The GSA holds an annual conference and publishes a scholarly journal and newsletter Guidelines for curricula are offered for assistance to universities colleges and high schools in planning programs in German Studies Der internationale Deutschlehrerverband The umbrella organization for German teacher associations on five continents The IDV hosts networking and professional development opportunities including the Internationaler Deutschlehrertag IDT every four years the Internationale Deutscholympiade regional meetings and DACHL seminars American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction In addition to their annual conference ACTFL also supports regional initiatives provides advocacy materials and publishes a journal and magazine for FL teachers Zentrallstelle für Auslandsschulwesen The ZfA supports German schools for German speaking students and promotes the German language abroad In the US the ZfA sponsors a network of Berater für Deutschunterricht who work directly with schools The ZfA also supports the administration of

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  • Advocacy Hub - Promoting German - American Association of Teachers of German
    8 Easy Steps ACTFL 1997 Key practical advice on how to become a foreign language advocate in your community with examples on how to implement the strategies Education Matters Learning World Languages to Prepare for College and Careers Kentucky Educational Television 2011 Hour long video explores the importance of world language study in a global society where fluency in other languages and familiarity with other cultures are prerequisites for success Focuses on Kentucky but has application to all contexts Learning New Languages Helps the Brain Grow Sarah Glynn Medical News Today October 2012 Article with synopsis of a medical study indicating that the learning languages allows the brain to stay in shape by causing certain parts of the brain to grow including the hippocampus and three areas of the cerebral cortex Why learn German Business German Language Institute TREFFPUNKT website General facts and common arguments about why German is advantageous in the business world Why Study German Dartmouth University Dartmouth University offers up to date compelling arguments supporting the study of German Gute Gründe für Deutsch DAAD 2009 Article in German geared toward an international audience with links to resources on German culture and the business and education sectors Modern Language Association Advocacy Kit MLA and AAUSC The Academic Workforce Advocacy Kit includes a set of reports and guidelines on faculty workload and staffing norms AAUSC has distilled the links and info that is relevant to foreign language educators in their own Advocacy Tool Kit Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Tool Kit for Department Advocacy ADFL Repository of links for use in advocating for world language programs at all levels National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition Resource Library NCELA Although this organization is geared toward English language acquisition the resource library includes access to many articles and publications on educating linguistically and culturally diverse students including those learning German Advocating for German Shari Fox MCTLC MNAATG 2011 Offers practical tips for cultivating a strong case for your German program Also offers long term prevention measures and detailed strategies to use when the German program is threatened German Day Famous German Americans Compilation of current and historical celebrities in the US who speak German or have German roots English Is Not Enough Catherine Porter Chronicle of Higher Education April 2010 Treatise on the educational civic social and economic benefits of ensuring that students in the US learn more than English and continue their study through all levels Subscription required to access article Adult Language Learners Caitlan Carroll in Young Germany November 27 2013 Article highlights a recent study that challenges the idea that children can learn a language faster than adults What happens in the brain when you learn a language Alison Mackey The Guardian September 4 2014 Recent medical studies show learning a foreign language at any age has a visible positive effect on the brain including increased cognitive creativity and mental flexibilty For a Better Brain Learn Another Language Cody C Delistraty The Atlantic October 17 2014 Not only fluent speakers but also language learners reap many cognitive advantages such as increased self awareness and improved multitasking skills Includes links to recent studies cited Treating Language as a Strength The Benefits of Bilingualism Theresa Deussen Education Northwest December 18 2014 The article draws upon recent studies and legislative changes in a push to reframe the conversation about English learners with a positive spin Simultaneously it calls for an increased emphasis on language education Bilinguals More Efficient at Higher Level Brain Functions Study Says Nicole Akoukou Thompson latinpost com New research suggests that bilinguals likely have the bilingualism advantage meaning they re more efficient at language processing and other tasks A bilingual brain is prepped for more than a second language Lisa Seachrist Chiu ScienceNews December 31 2014 A new study finds that bilingual people make efficient decisions on word choices neural exercise that may protect the aging brain The article leverages this study to support early language immersion Language skills provide job advantages Duane Emery Lanthorn January 14 2015 Article in the student newspaper for Grand Valley State University in Michigan features quotes from instructors and students advocating the job market advantages to learning a language including German Keeping actively bilingual makes our brains more efficient at relaying information Christos Pliatsikas theconversation com January 12 2015 In depth but easy to understand scientific explanation of the brain benefits of speaking two languages on a daily basis over many years including increased brain function efficiency Going Global Loudoun County Public Schools TV February 2015 What does going global mean Teachers and educators at the world languages and social science departments in Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia offer tips and share their programs as examples on how to prepare students for the global world Benefits of Being Bilingual Include Brain Boosting Power Huffington Post Canada Joy D Souza July 16 2015 Research from 2014 shows multilingual speakers exercise their brains more than monolinguals which can help their brains age at a slower rate and delay onset of Alzheimer s Students Language Study in the Age of Globalization MLA and ADFL The brochure highlights reasons why studying a language is life enriching and improves career prospects It also provides information on what to expect from study at university and what language to learn The brochure is intended for university students Copies of the brochure are available at no charge at languagebrochure mla org Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities MLA MLA s brochure is intended for HS students to promote the study of foreign languages Available for distribution by faculty members advisers and career officers in secondary schools Copies of the brochure are available at no charge from flbrochure mla org Twelve Kinds of Kids who Love Learning German Michaela Claus Nix South Forsyth High School Geared toward K 12 students and offers fun reasons why they might want to start learning German like chocolate fast cars or access to a secret language Can be adapted to suit your program Career

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  • Advocacy Hub - German Success Stories - American Association of Teachers of German
    AATG Endowed Scholarship Fund Friends of AATG Endowment AATG General Fund Planned Giving Hall of Recognition Store Community Search Search more Calendar 2 1 2016 3 15 2016 National German Exam Level 1 Registration 2 11 2016 2 13 2016 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2 15 2016 AATG Office Closed 2 15 2016 GSA Conference Proposal Deadline 2 17 2016 Level 2 3 4 National German Exam Scores Sent Featured Members Member Accolades Edit This Favorite Name Category Share Yes No Keep Private Advocacy Hub German Success Stories A selection of high quality and popular programs and events at all levels find inspiration and strategies for your event and program here Contents Programs Events Highlighting Achievement Programs Translating Success David Moltz Inside Higher Ed June 2011 Bergen Community College World Language Program excels in communicating the value of languages to students Languages Plus Elizabeth Redden Inside Higher Ed July 2010 Wittenberg University s Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum infuses languages across departments FLES Program Year One Evaluation Report 2008 2009 Offers a summary of research and of best practices for implementing a Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools program PASCH Schools The German Federal Foreign Office PASCH PArtner SCHulen initiative to develop a global network of partner schools with a close connection to Germany How to Start a German Charter School Jo Sanders 2010 Detailed instructions including example documents definitions and resource links on how to establish a German charter school in the US AATG German Centers of Excellence The AATG German Centers of Excellence program identifies and honors excellence at all levels of instruction K 16 The designation is presented to a well established and growing German program with strong support from the administration colleagues alumni parents and students North Hills students share their knowledge of German language Bill Zlatos TribLive May 25 2015 Students from the German National Honor Society at North Hills High School tutored fifth gradersto help them prepare for a test that evaluates their proficiency in the language German Language Camp Heritage Village in Texas Children ages 5 13 have been learning German at German Language Camp in New Braunfels Texas for more than a decade Just Add German Success Stories The national campaign profiles three programs from across the US that serve as models for success and innovation in German teaching Includes school and teacher contact information and pictures Events German Day at Brigham Young University The German Day fair provides a long term incentive for German students to excel as they prepare throughout the year for the fair The fair also provides a cultural experience through the Kleindeutschland midway and a variety of activities German Day at the University of Michigan German Day an annual event sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan attracts high school German students and their teachers for a day of competitions and fun University of Illinois Chicago High School Day Each spring the Department of Germanic

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  • Advocacy Hub - German in the US - American Association of Teachers of German
    Prepared for a Global Society ACTFL 2010 Includes national and state world language enrollment totals and German language course detailed statistics from 2004 05 and 2006 2007 Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement US Department of Education November 2012 The Department of Education s internationally oriented strategy to improve education Although support for languages is not clearly outlined the strategy emphasizes global education and preparing students for international success College Bound Students Interests in Study Abroad and Other International Learning Activities American Council on Education 2008 Report on a survey of college bound students on plans for international study and proficiency in the language of the country in which they plan to study Addresses student motivation for international study Public Opinion Supports International Education NAFSA 2012 Survey data and analysis showing a broad cross section of Americans believes that studying abroad becoming immersed in other cultures and learning foreign languages are essential to a complete higher education experience Respondents strongly agree that more students need the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in order to thrive in a global workplace Languages for All Final Report Marty Abbot Richard D Brecht et al 2014 The Final Report and Action Plan on national world language policy is the result of a year long collaborative effort on data and information collection as well as a national and international dialogue on language needs and capacity in the US and other predominantly English speaking countries Languages for All Allie Grasgreen Inside Higher Ed October 2013 Analysis and reporting on the 2013 conference for language stakeholders Languages for All focusing on how to improve the state of language education at all levels in the US Strategy Paper The Status of German as a Foreign Language in the USA Mary Upman September 2010 Quick summary of the state of German education and strategies to promote and sustain the study of German at all levels in the US Foreign Languages and Higher Education New Structures for a Changed World MLA 2007 Background and context for the MLA s recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities facing language study in higher education CIA Chief Leon Panetta Federal Officials Urge Scholars to Help Improve Foreign Language Learning in U S Jamaal Abdul Alim Diverse December 2010 Director of the CIA Leon Panetta advocates for beginning language instruction earlier investing more in languages and requiring language proficiency in higher education Includes arguments for language education in general Foreign Language for Foreign Policy Russell A Berman Inside Higher Ed November 2010 Analysis of the remarks of Richard Haass president of the Council on Foreign Relations at the 2010 ACTFL conference the article exposes weaknesses in Haass argument for emphasizing Arabic or other perceived strategic languages providing an important counterargument on why all languages are important Education Matters Learning World Languages to Prepare for College and Careers Kentucky Educational Television 2011 Hour long video explores the importance of world language study in a global society where fluency in other languages and familiarity

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  • Advocacy Hub - International Education and Study Abroad - American Association of Teachers of German
    Analysis of two studies showing University of Georgia students who studied abroad were more likely to graduate have higher GPAs and improved cultural knowledge Public Opinion Supports International Education NAFSA 2012 Survey data and analysis showing a broad cross section of Americans believes that studying abroad becoming immersed in other cultures and learning foreign languages are essential to a complete higher education experience Respondents strongly agree that more students need the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in order to thrive in a global workplace Open Doors Fact Sheet Germany International Institute of Education and Open Doors 2013 Statistics on how many German students study in the US at all levels of education Studying in Germany A Good Choice for your Child DAAD 2010 Addresses 15 questions and answers for parents Offers information and testimonials on Germany and its university system for parents whose children might want to study abroad Why Should You Study Abroad Globalinks Abroad 2011 List of advantages for studying abroad supported by links to other studies and articles 2006 The Year of Study Abroad The US Senate issued a resolution designating 2006 as the Year of Study Abroad along with a 13 point list of reasons for supporting international education that still stand today Top 25 Destinations of US Study Abroad Students Institute of International Education Statistics from academic years 2010 11 and 2011 12 on where US students study abroad Germany is ranked 6th Austria 25th How many students study abroad and where do they go Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Library Data on numbers of international students by country Germany is 3rd on the list DAAD Committee adopts Strategy 2020 The Pie News February 2013 The DAAD s Strategy 2020 outlines goals for the future including increasing scholarships for foreign and domestic students supporting German institutions to meet future challenges in global education and significantly grow inbound enrollments Germany s new strategies in the race for international students ICEF Monitor April 4 2013 This article explores new strategies Germany is using to maintain its position as a leading study destination for EU and non EU students How US students get a university degree for free in Germany BBC Franz Strasser June 3 2015 While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees Study Abroad Graduate on Time Inside Higher Ed Elizabeth Redden July 13 2012 Analysis of multple studies at US college campuses shows a connection between study abroad and higher graduation rates Study Abroad in High School to Develop College Skills U S News Cathryn Sloane May 19 2014 Interviews with students who recently studied abroad show how spending a summer overseas can help prepare students for the challenges and independence of college life What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students UC Merced Sourced statistics on

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