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.

Fall Workshop 2022

“A Panel Discussion on Advocacy for German”

Saturday, November 12th, 9-12:30
Germanic American Institute, 301 Summit Ave S. St. Paul, MN

We are back in person! Come join us for a discussion on the current state of German in our schools! Panelists from both secondary and postsecondary institutions will share ways in which they have grown their programs and kept them strong during the last few challenging years. They will also share tips for advocating for German language programs. We are excited to hear from you about the current successes and challenges you are experiencing! The GAI will also give a short presentation on the ways that they can help German teachers across the state. Please RSVP by Saturday, November 5th. Breakfast will be served. Option to meet up for lunch afterwards!

Dr. Susanne Wagner, University of St. Thomas
Dr. Juliane Schicker, Dr. Seth Peabody, Dr. Kiley Kost, Carleton College
Katie Casson, Northfield High School
Brittany Elsen and Heather Vikla, New Prague High School

Followed by an optional meet-up for lunch at TBD.


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

MN AATG on Facebook

Archived Website: mnaatg.blogspot.com