Welcome to the AATG of Minnesota!

The Minnesota Association of American Teachers of German is for future, current, and former German educators at all levels of instruction.


Spring Workshop 2022

“Workshop on Integrating Sustainability and Climate Action into the German Classroom”

With Drs. Holly Brining, Kristen Hylenski and Dan Nolan

from University of Minnesota Duluth

May 26, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

For spring 2022, the Minnesota Chapter of the AATG will offer a workshop on developing and integrating sustainability-focused curriculum.  Drs. Holly Brining, Kristen Hylenski, and Dan Nolan will provide concrete examples spanning several language levels.  To efficiently help instructors develop material related to the environment and climate action, workshop organizers will provide guidance on how get started with sustainability curriculum development in German studies.  Presenters will also make recommendations on how to avoid common pitfalls often associated with sustainability-focused curriculum development.  We will also draw on materials and guidelines developed with the sustainability learning hub: Environment and Engagement in Germans Studies (https://www.carleton.edu/german/sustainability/)

If interested please register by May 26, 2022 at:




Interested in working with MN-AATG? We are currently seeking a banquet chair. Email kcasson ‘at’ northfieldschools.org if interested.


Please see our Workshops page for information on our current and past workshops!

Mission: The MN-AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The MN-AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, transcultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world.

Professional Workshops: The MN AATG sponsors a fall (September) and spring (April) professional workshop each year. See Workshops for updated information.

Meetings: MN AATG holds two member meetings each year in conjunction with the biannual professional workshops.  

National German Exam: We encourage High School students to participate in the National German Exam.

MN AATG Banquet:  Each May MN-AATG hosts a banquet honoring German educators, programs, and students who have performed well on the National German Exam.  

Membership: We strive to serve all former, current, and future German educators in our state, and encourage each to become a member of the National AATG organization, which provides our funding and structural center.  

Our Partners:

AATG National
Germanic American Institute
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Goethe Institute Chicago

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Archived Website: mnaatg.blogspot.com