Mission Statement

The objectives of the Council shall be: to promote the teaching and learning of the German language and culture to improve the teaching of German by increasing members' knowledge and understanding of current teaching methods and materials to act as a forum for discussion of new trends and developments in foreign language teaching to furnish recommendations and advice to governmental departments, educational institutions and administrative bodies and to other organizations or individuals who may seek such contact to cooperate with other organizations with similar objectives to act in liaison with the Canadian Council of Teachers of German to represent the CCTG in the Atlantic Region of Canada where appropriate.


Any person teaching German or having a professional interest in the teaching or promotion of the teaching of the German language and/or culture is eligible for membership.

Presently the following institutions are represented by membership:

New Brunswick

Mount Allison University
Department of German
Sakville, NB, E4L 1A3
contact: Dr. Renata Schellenberg,
Tel: (506) 364-2477

University of New Brunswick
Department of Culture and Language Studies
Fredericton, E3B 5A3
contact: Annette Guse, Tel: (506) 458-7716

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of German and Russian

Newfoundland St. John's,
A1B 3X9 contact: Dr. John Buffinga,
Tel:(709) 737-8826 E-mail:

Nova Scotia

Acadia University
Department of Languages and Literatures - German Studies
B4P 2R6
contact: Christian Thomas Tel: (902) 585-1271

Dalhousie University
Department of German

Halifax N.S.
B3H 3J5
contact: Brigid Garvey, Tel: (902) 494-1095
E-mail:  brigid.garvey@IS.Dal.Ca

Saint Mary's University
Department of Modern Languages and Classics - German

Halifax, B3H 3C3
contact: Dr. John Plews,  Tel: (902) 420-5813
Mount Saint Vincent University
Department of Modern Languages and Classics - German

166 Bedford Highway, Bedford
contact: Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia
Tel: (902) 457-6555 ext. 1110

St. Francis-Xavier University
Modern Languages Dep. German Section

P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5
(902) 867-5172 
Contact: Maris Lade

Prince Edward Island

University of P.E.I.
Department of Modern Languages

Charlottetown, C1A 4P3
contact: Dr. Lothar Zimmermann



Meaghan Hepburn
Assistant Professor - Acting Director of German
Department of Culture and Language Studies
University of New Brunswick
Carlton Hall 334
Box 4400
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5A3
Tel.: (506) 458-7715

Vice President and Treasurer
Christian Thomas
Dep. of Languages and Literatures
Box 69 Acadia U. Hall,
Acadia University
Wolfville, N.S., B4P 2R6
(902) 585-1389
(902) 670-2467 (home)
(902)585-1070 (fax)