The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) was established in 1926.
The mission of the AATG is based on the belief that bringing the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor which serves essential national interests. It is the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries.
The Michigan Chapter of the AATG promotes and improves the teaching of German in Michigan and encourages a spirit of cooperation and fellowship among our members. Any teacher or friend of German teaching or living in Michigan may become a member of the Chapter.
AATG Michigan provides professional development for teachers of German, lends extra support to new teachers of the language, represents German language teachers at MIWLA, CSCTFL, and ACTFL, and communicates with school principals on German language programs.
AATG Michigan provides professional development throughout the school year. The fall AATG meeting is held in conjunction with the annual MIWLA Conference. The spring meeting takes place at Wayne State University in conjunction with the annual Spring Workshop and National German Exam Awards Ceremony. The AATG chapter president attends the ACTFL Delegate Assembly and AATG Chapter Presidents Meeting in November at ACTFL.