AND USES OF THE “GLOW” REGISTRY AND ONGOING CENSUS
(German Learning Opportunities Website) at
was the 2003 initiative of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association
of Teachers of German. It is both an interactive data base registry
of all types of German programs and the first ongoing census of German teachers
and students ever developed.
HOW IT WORKS:
EVERY person who teaches German at any level or in any type of program (public and
private schools, colleges, universities, Saturday schools, for-profits, camps, summer
programs, and even children’s play groups) may register for no charge his
or her program at
tutors and translators, as well as Job Seekers, are also encouraged to advertise
their services through GLOW.
takes less than five minutes. The submitter does not need to
be a member of the American Association of Teachers of German.. The submitter
questionnaire solicits required basic information.. However, to reach more
potential students, add information in the Comment. Once “Submit” is clicked,
it is sent to a volunteer who enters the information into GLOW’s database.
The Registry user creates a personalized list of programs, according to need.
For example, here are some of the lists, which can be easily generated by indicating
one or more categories in the available search windows.
programs (or a specific type of program, such as community college) registered
Programs (or a specific
type of program) in a particular city or state, or by its proximity to a given
Information about a particular
Institutional location of
a particular teacher
GLOW serves the United States, but foreign entries are welcome. Note:
The zip code search does not function outside the U.S.
FOR ACCURACY OF INFORMATION:
Information is the sole responsibility of the institutional submitter. We reserve
the right to modify or remove any information provided.
can easily update the information at any time by modifying the information and resubmitting
it. The date of last modification is given for each institution.
AND USES OF GLOW:
The project, conceived
by Dr. Cecilia Cloughly and programmed by Charles Cloughly, meets
a need of the German-teaching profession and prospective students. Before GLOW,
potential students looking for German programs had no resource except word-of-mouth
or blind telephoning to locate a program appropriate for their needs. For
example, the Goethe Institutes receive daily inquiries about available German programs,
but their staffs had, before GLOW, only a limited list of German programs.
With GLOW, there is—for the first time—a much more complete registry available
to all on the Web.
Although GLOW was originally a project of the Southern California Chapter of the
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG-SC), www.LearnGerman.US has become
a national project reaching out beyond the AATG and its chapters. The committee
that developed this project included Helene Zimmer-Loew, Executive Director
of the AATG, Donna Van Handle, AATG National President, Richard Brod,
and Doris Demmel of the Goethe Institute in San Francisco. Heinz Kohlmeier,
German Language Specialist at the Los Angeles German Consulate, has made significant
contributions. Several American and German agencies, including the General
Administration for Schools Abroad in Cologne (Die
Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen of the Bundesverwaltungsamt),
support GLOW. We welcome your suggestions for improving the site!
Our "GLOW GUY" logo welcomes the prospective German language student; his
legs symbolize the bridge of communication between cultures. It was designed
by professional graphic artist and designer Edward Hill, who works in Orange
Contribute to the national
registry and ongoing census by registering your program today!