Kansas World Language Association

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 The next KATG Schülerkongress will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Mark this date on your calendar!

Schülerkongress is a state-wide competition of high school German students, and approximately 300 students attend the annual event. It is sponsored by the Kansas Association of Teachers of German, and all middle and high school German students in Kansas are invited to join in the activities. Only non-native speakers may compete in the events, but experienced and native speakers are welcome and needed to come and help as “Sprachprofis.”

This year’s Schülerkongress will take place in a proficiency-based format. The day starts at 8:30 AM and will end at approximately 3:00 PM after the awards ceremony. For more information, please convey your interest to Christine Hanks at [email protected].

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KATG's Schülerkongress is the successor to the previous 'German Field Day' competitions. As part of a national AATG campaign to revive the many state-wide contests that had ceased to exist, the first KATG Schülerkongress was organized by Chuck Thorpe and Diane Hershberger. It was held in April of 1989 at Kapaun-Mount Carmel High School in Wichita, with a small number of schools participating. Since that time, Schülerkongress has grown and improved each year, always as the result of many hours of hard work by the organizers.