CLTA hopes to offer this grant for 2016. The deadline is mid-October (TBA) of 2015.
The grant must be awarded by November 1, 2015.
The Goethe Institut Grant is provided by the German Government through the Goethe
Institut offices in San Francisco. The grant enables the recipient to participate in
a two- or four-week language course in Germany during the summer. It includes
tuition, lodging, breakfast, and one meal on weekdays, and medical insurance for
duration of the course. Cost of transportation to and from Germany is the
responsibility of the recipient. The award is given for the summer of the following

Requirements: Items 1-6 need to be ready to upload when filling out the online form. Items 7 & 8 are provided in the online form.

1. evidence that the applicant has been a member of CLTA for 2 years, current and preceding years. Get email confirmation from

2. applicant lives in California or teaches in California (email confirmation from membership@clta)

3. letter written by applicant describing: 1) motivation for applying for this scholarship, 2) how the scholarship will help the applicant to improve his/her teaching skills, and 3) projected impact on the applicants’s students and classroom activities

4. brief professional resumé/CV

5. evidence that the applicant is currently employed as a teacher of world language other than English

6. a recent photograph of applicant (one copy suitable for display)

7. three letters of recommendation (give a copy of the check list and rubric to those writing recommendation letters)

8. willing to submit a written report for the CLTA newsletter or present a report to the membership at CLTA’s Annual Conference next year

9. have not been a recipient of this grant in the previous four years


When you have all the above information ready, click on Application to go to the online application form.