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TEACH GERMAN Day Social Media Tips

Tips and ideas for encouraging students and promoting your program on social media.

This year's TEACH GERMAN Day hashtag is #TeachGerman.

Twitter. Follow @AATGOnline to stay up to date with language education, learn about scholarship opportunities, or build a network of German teachers.

Challenge yourself to share a TEACH GERMAN story in 140 characters or thread your story throughout the day with multiple tweets. Tag us @AATGOnline or use hashtag #TeachGerman.

Tweet to senators and US representatives as well as state and local officials.

Sample tweets from teachers:

  • German teachers make the world a better place. #TeachGerman
  • Want a career with flexibility, variety, and travel? #TeachGerman
  • I love being a German teacher. [insert reason] #TeachGerman
  • Tweet one of our iTeach images www.aatg.org/default.asp?page=TeachGerman. #TeachGerman

Sample tweets from students:

  • I’m tagged to TEACH GERMAN! @AATGOnline
  • There are a lot of German teachers in the US, but mine is the best. Thanks, @[your instructor] @AATGOnline

Facebook. Add our Facebook Frame to your profile pic and let everyone know you’re celebrating Teaching German. Share a “Why I teach German” story as your status. Tag a future German Teacher in a status update, don't forget that you can tag others with the @ symbol and their name @AATGHQ.

"Like" the AATGHQ page to stay up to date with language education, learn about scholarship opportunities, and build a network of German teachers.

Sample updates from students:

  • Learning German leads to careers. Thanks @[your instructor] for giving me career skills!
  • German class connects the world. #TeachGerman
  • I love learning German because [insert reason] @AATGHQ

Sample updates:

  • Today, I’m tagging @[insert name] to TEACH GERMAN!
  • I love being a German Teacher because [insert reason] @AATGHQ

You can also post to your senator’s or legislator's Facebook wall—share a picture that showcases the great work you and your students do.

Sample updates from anyone:

  • @[insert friend], I’m tagging you to TEACH GERMAN!
  • Be a trendsetter! Think about teaching German! @[insert friend]

Instagram. Post a picture of the great things you and your students are doing in your German program! Use #teachgerman and tag @aatgonline.

Got some ideas? If you create something, let us know! E-mail TEACHGERMAN@aatg.org.

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