Awards, Programs & PD
Alberta Education—Language Teacher Bursary Program
German Teacher Professional Development Bursary
Sponsored by: As part of Alberta's Languages Initiative, an endowment was created to support the Government's Economic Development Strategy.
Purpose: This program was established so teachers may improve their language fluency, pedagogical skills and knowledge through an educational immersion experience, and to help Alberta jurisdictions enhance their current language teaching capacity. The program will assist certificated Alberta teachers to take a summer post-secondary program in a language other than English or language pedagogy course at an institution outside of Canada. Teachers of Aboriginal languages, whose language of study is only available in Canada, are eligible.
Students will benefit from the enhanced pedagogical and language skills of their teachers, encouraging them to take up the challenge of learning a new language making them more globally competitive.
Post-secondary students in a recognized teacher preparation program in Alberta should contact Alberta Scholarship Programs about the Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship.
Value: Approximately ten bursaries of $5,000 each for study outside of Canada, and two bursaries of $2,500 for Aboriginal language study in Canada.
Alberta Scholarship Programs
Box 28000 Stn Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4
4th Floor, Sterling Place
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000
Each year, one bursary in the amount of $250 is awarded by the AATG to support the professional development of a current or future teacher of German. Click here for a copy of the application form in Word format; it is also available in PDF format. - If you would like to donate to the Bursary fund, please click here (the form in PDF format.)
The edu Undergraduate Scholarship is a flexible scholarship program which offers SHORT-TERM scholarships for participation in summer study abroad, internships, senior thesis research or summer courses at German universities and LONG-TERM scholarships for semester or year study abroad.
Based on availability of funds, IHLA supports scholarship applications from members in good standing.
Educator Exchange (Alberta)
Educator Exchange Long Term Application Package:
Student Exchanges (Alberta)
Teacher Exchange - Government of Saskatchewan
A teacher who is employed by a public school division in Saskatchewan and has at least five years of teaching experience is eligible to apply for teacher exchange.
Destination locations include:
United Kingdom (Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
Teachers must have the approval of their employer.
Application forms can be requested from Teacher Services:
Ministry of Education
1840 Lorne St 2nd Floor
Regina SK S4P 2L7 Canada
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30 for exchanges to begin the following school year.
For extensive information on professional development opportunities available at Alberta universities see Alberta Education - Learning Languages in Alberta - Professional Development: Development
Germany—Three-week German Language and Culture Course in Germany
The Central Office for German Schools Abroad offers these courses in January and July to teachers who are involved with the Sprachdiplom Language Certificate by instruction or testing.
Two full scholarships are offered each year including airfare, courses, meals, lodging and transportation in Germany.
8th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 – 108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6
Toll-free in Alberta: 310–0000
Germany—Goethe Institute Language and Culture Courses
Language courses for adults, children and teens are offered at 16 Goethe Institutes in Germany. This is an opportunity to learn a high standard of German effectively and successfully while getting to know German culture.
Central Agency for Schools Abroad, Germany
German Language Advisor and Coordinator
International Education Services Branch
8th floor, 10044-108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6
The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German: Study and Work Abroad Opportunities
For more information on Awards, Programs & PD for language teachers see:
- Professional Development offered by the CASLT and elsewhere
- Exchanges: student exchange programs
- Bursaries & Grants for researchers and for teachers and student teachers involved in teaching languages
- Awards for language teachers researchers