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WPWV Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German

Congratulations to Nicholas Ng of Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie. Nicholas has won a trip to Germany this year via the National German Exam program.


Congratulations to Aaron Bliss of Fox Chapel Area High School. He will be participating in the Kongress Bundestag program next year in Germany next year in Germany.


Wir gratulieren Guido Halder und Judith Atzler zur Geburt ihrer Tochter, Emma Renata!




Congratulations to John McLaughlin of Trinity High School, our new Chapter Vice-President!

Vielen Dank to our outgoing Chapter President, Drew Richards, and viel Glück to our incoming President, Gabi Eichmanns!



Congratulations to Bernice Yu, of North Allegheny Intermediate High School, on winning a study trip to Germany through  the National German Exam program!!





Wir gratulieren Leah Turner zur Geburt ihres Sohnes, Maximillian, am 26.3.13!  

7 lb 4 oz, Mutter und Sohn ganz gesund.  Herzlichen Glückwunsch!



High School Students Can Study Intermediate German This Summer

at Washington & Jefferson College!  


Registration is highly competitive – recommendation from teacher needed

Teachers: Nominate your students for this great opportunity!

Proficiency Level: Novice High/ Intermediate Low

Intermediate German at W&J during Summer 2013

for high school juniors and seniors

Summer Session II: July 8 - August 2

experience what German is like at the college level

get college credit (4 credit course)

small class size (12 students)

$2200 (no additional fees) 

 Visit the Summer School website for more information:

 http://www.washjeff.edu/summer-program/information-students about Summer School at W&J or contact Dr. Judith Atzler (jatzler@washjeff.edu) for information or if you have questions about the German summer course. 


European Style Christmas Market in Market Square starting November 24!



Harmony Christmas Market November 10 & 11!



ACTFL: German comedian Philip Scharri will perform on November 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm at the Grand Ballroom.



Don't forget the AATG Business Meeting at ACTFL, Friday November 16 at noon. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 120 A






Congratulations to Michaela Culley, of Burgettstown Middle / High School on winning a study trip to Germany through  the National German Exam program!!


Congratulations to Mark Demkee from North Allegheny Intermediate School, for winning our chapter's 2012 Duden Award for excellence in teaching!


Congratulations to Daniel Madler, student of Mark Demkee's from North Allegheny Intermediate School, for winning our chapter's 2012 Langenscheidt Award!




Winner of $50 gift cards: Ed Heinlein (retired, see our tutor listing!), Kerry Werner, North Allegheny School District.


Please continue to encourage colleagues to join and remain members of the AATG!

Click here for an AATG recruiting flyer!


Do Deutsch Week was recently celebrated at Washington & Jefferson College, thanks to a generous grant from the German Embassy!


Madsen Concert 10/25/11





Need funding for a bus for a field trip? Target has grants:





Congratulations to Dr. Michael Shaughnessy on being named the 2011 recipient of the ACTFL/Cengage Learning Faculty Development Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT.  Mike is being so honored based on his outstanding expertise in this area and on his commitment to the language profession. He will receive the award at the 2011 ACTFL Annual Convention Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.   If you will be attending ACTFL, please come and congratulate Mike for this honor.




Congratulations to Katherine Bernola of Burgettstown High School, our Study Trip winner for the National German Exam!






2011 Spring Election Meeting and Advocacy Workshop April 30, Washington & Jefferson College.  Keep your German Program Alive and Kicking!

Agenda: vote on proposed merger with the West Virginia Chapter, new Chapter Vice-President

2011 German Day Winners are posted on the German Day page!

Uwe Kind Concert Fox Chapel Area High School 13.4.11! 

Congratulations to Peg Meyers of Mt. Lebanon High School, winner of the 2010 AATG / ISE Language Matters Award!

Congratulations are also in order to the Bayer Corporation, who was awarded the Friend of German Award for 2010 for its support of German educational programs.


Check out the pictures from the Uwe Kind concert at Fox Chapel High School on May 11!



Congratulations to this year's Western PA Study Trip Winner

Anthony Verardi of Fox Chapel Area High School!!


Sad news-

We have recently learned of the death on May 19, 2010, of our chapter's former president in the 1970's, William (Ray) Gurley.    Ray taught German in the Mt. Lebanon School District, and retired due to ill health in 1992.  Some of our more experienced members might remember Ray's appearance at chapter meetings in Lederhosen.  Here's a link to his obituary.  There are some lovely comments from both former students and colleagues on the obituary website.  We should all be so well-remembered some day!


Teaching the Holocaust through Comic Books workshop

April 18, 2010 at the UJF Holocaust Center in Squirrel Hill.  


Congratulations to David Murdoch, 2010 recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz!

Consul's bridge-building between W. Pa., Germany honored. By Mike Wereschagin PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, hosted a Feb. 22 luncheon featuring Dr. Horst Freitag, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.  

On behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Freitag awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Cross of the Order of Merit) to David A. Murdoch, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in Pittsburgh, for his work in strengthening German-American relations. Click here to read Dr. Freitag's introduction.

Click here to view this video full size.

Congratulations to our Chapter President,

Michael Shaughnessy, who received the Certificate of Merit Award in November 2009 at the AATG Annual Awards Luncheon at ACTFL!


Articles about Germany from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Below are links and PDFs of  the recently published articles in the series:

European Focal Point Parallels Pittsburgh, January 10, 2010: 

Germany Combats Foreign Competition with Culture, January 17, 2010: 

Turks Face Integration Challenges in Germany, January 24, 2010: 



Congratulations to Erica Stevens of Penn Hills, our Study Trip winner for the National German Exam!  Read all about it in the Post Gazette!




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