In March 2019, SLA invites everyone in the province to read Just Pretending by Cree- Métis author Lisa Bird-Wilson. In the center of the short stories are the topics of identity and belonging.

As project partner, the Saskatchewan German Council will participate in One Book, One Province 2019 with the presentation “Genealogy & Identity: Rediscovering my German Roots” by Merv Weiss. Please see attached poster for more information.

To learn more about the Saskatchewan Library Association’s One Book, One Province 2019, follow this link: https://saskla.ca/programs/one-book-one-province-2019

Most immigrants will experience their children learning English faster than they do. They may also experience children replying in English while they speak their mother tongue to them. Why?
Because children want to fit in with their peers – desperately – and because they hear English so much more.

This very brief guide “Raising Children Bilingually” should answer the most important questions about raising children with two languages. The information sheet “Raising children with more than one language: Friends say we should!” along with a section of important Questions & Answers is a more detailed guide for parents about what to do!

Links to PDF’s:

1) Raising Children Bilingually: A Very Brief Guide (3-fold brochure), click here.
2) Raising Children With More Than One Language: Friends Say We Should! A Guide for Parents What To Do (with Q & A), click here.

For more information on how to make a Schultüte, click here.

The Saskatchewan German Council in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan is conducting research related to First and Second World War Internment Camps in Canada. We are looking for camp survivors, descendants, relatives, neighbors or friends who are interested in sharing their story related to the internment. Letters or diary entries are also of interest.

This research project aims to better understand the reasons for the imprisonment, the circumstances of the arrest, treatment in the camps, experiences of families left behind, and more.

For more information, contact the office at 306-975-0845 or email us at office@saskgermancouncil.org

The Treffpunkt Weekend is coming up soon!

In case you need a digital version of the registration forms, here they are:

Registration for Delegates

Registration for Award Nominees

Registration for Individual Members

 

And REMEMBER to book your hotel rooms! If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Looking for a German speaking lawyer in Saskatchewan? Click here to look at the list.

To view the notice for the 2018 SGC Annual General Meeting, click here.

Dr. Keith Carlson from the University of Saskatchewan gave a presentation entitled “Germans in Saskatchewan: A Diverse Community on a Contested Landscape” on January 24, 2018. The event was a partnership between the Saskatchewan German Council and Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society.

To view the video, click here.

The German Language School Saskatoon is looking for a level 1 Teacher, the details are below:

 

Job Position:

Level 1 Teacher (kids 5-8years)

Thursday class from 6-8pm

Start Date:

September 2018

Expectation/Requirements:

– Excellent spoken and written communication skills in German and
English
– Establish positive relationship with students, parents and teaching
team
– Confidence and ability to establish classroom management rules
for behavior and procedures
– Knows how to organize a class and make learning a fun and
meaningful process by providing a variety of materials and
resources for children to explore and learn the basics of the
German Language and culture.
– Provide an inviting, interesting and innovative learning environment
– Creating engaging lesson plans that allows flexibility in regards to
different language skills and age levels of students in the class.
– Ideal candidate will be creative, energetic and has great passion,
patience and love for children.
– Willingness to attend Professional Development workshops

Qualification:

– Experienced with children age group 5-8
– Degree in teaching or in specialized subject with a certificate in
education is an asset, but not essential.

We offer:

Transitioning period by observing our current classroom and having the opportunity to meet current teacher and students, as well as to become familiar with the teaching environment.

Our Level 1 teacher has an assistant helping with group activities, such as crafts, differentiation etc.

We really appreciate long-term commitments!!!

For applications please contact:

Kathleen Schroeder-Brass, Principal

germanschoolsaskatoon@sasktel.net

The German Language School Saskatoon is offering an 8 week German Travel Course starting at the end of February to April! Have questions or need more information? Call Kathleen at 306-716-1573 or email germanschoolsaskatoon@sasktel.net

To view their website, click here.


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