DENTON (UNT), Texas — Carmen Terry, principal lecturer of German and director of study abroad in Germany at the University of North Texas, was awarded the American Association of Teachers of German/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States.
She was recognized for her outstanding teaching and her creative, successful activities that promote German on campus. Terry has been a member of the AATG 21 years and has been teaching German for 23 years.
“Teaching German gives me incredible joy,” Terry said. “I like seeing the difference I make as students gain new insights, become more interested in the language and learn about themselves.”
As director of study abroad in Germany, Terry offers her students unique studying experiences. Terry takes students to Germany for five weeks each summer.
“Through this program, I want to foster their creativity, give them lenses with which to view the world and provide them with the skills they need to reach their potential and lead productive lives,” Terry said.
About the American Association of Teachers of German:
AATG is the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature and culture of German-speaking countries. The organization offers membership to teachers of German at all levels of instruction and all those who are interested in the practice of teaching German and currently has 5,000 members.
About the Goethe-Institut:
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide. They promote the study of German outside of Germany and encourage international cultural exchange. The educational and training programs enable mobility in an international learning community.
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