Tim Hirschberg, DAAD Lektor
Busan National University, Department of German Language & Literature
Research Interests: Linguistics, Interface between Semantics and Pragmatics, Phenomena of Embedding and Parentheses
Tim Hirschberg studied German Studies, Scandinavian Studies and Law at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and at Åbo Akademi in Finnland, where he also taught conversation courses in German as a Foreign Language. After his studies, he worked in research and teaching at the chairs of Phonology and Formal Semantics of Goethe-University. From 2014 until the end of 2016, he was part of the academic staff at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (today: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft) in Berlin. Since March 2017, he has been a DAAD-Lektor at the Department of German Language and Literature of Busan National University.
Dr. Judith-Janna Märtens, DAAD Fachlektorin für Jura
Korea University, Sejong Campus, College of Public Policy – Division of Public Administration
Professor for German Law, especially Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, European Law; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law
Research Interests: Constitutional Law, especially Basic Rights; Personality Rights; Administrative Law; Comparative Law
Judith Janna Märtens studied Law at Humboldt-University Berlin and at Westminster University in London. After her studies, she held a research fellowship at the chair for Constitutional Law at Bremen University. For her PhD thesis on "The Variety of Personality Protection" she received the "Bremer Promotionspreis" for the best PhD thesis in the field of law in 2013/2014. Dr. Märtens did her postgraduate traineeship in law at the Research Service of the German Bundestag and at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. She obtained her Second State Examination from the Superior Court of Justice for Berlin. Since September 2016, she has been a professor at Korea University.
Till Simon, DAAD-Lektor
Seoul National University, Department of German Language and Literature
Research Interests: Modern German Literature, German as a Foreign Language
Till Simon studied German Studies, English Studies, Philosophy and Psychology at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. He has already worked as a DAAD-Language Assisitant and Lecturer at Busan National University from 2008 to 2010 and also for the Goethe-Institute Korea. In 2015, he obtained a teaching certificate of the Goethe-Institute and the First State Examination for teaching at German Grammar and Comprehensive Schools. He has also been working at language centres of RWTH University Aachen and of Friedrich-University Bamberg. Since March 2017, he has been working as a DAAD-Lektor at the Department of German Language and Literature at Seoul National University.
Andreas Leidig, DAAD Lektor
Andreas Leidig studied history, latin philology and german as a foreign language at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. During this time, he had already come in contact with Korea due to internships at the German International School and at the Ewha Womas´s University, both located in Seoul. After graduating the university with the Master of Education degree in 2015, he worked as a language instructor at the Yonsei University in Seoul until summer 2016, after which time he concluded his teacher traineeship in Berlin to acquire the legal teaching proficiency in Germany. Since fall 2019, Andreas Leidig is again working at the Yonsei University as a DAAD-lecturer, teaching german as a foreign language and promoting the academic exchange between Germany and Korea.
Josy-Ann Lätsch, DAAD Language Assistant
Pusan National University, Dep. of German Language & Literature
Research interests: learning languages online, language sandals, material development
Josy-Ann Lätsch studied German as a Foreign and Second Language and English at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and the University of Nottingham, UK. Both in Nottingham and in Bangkok, Thailand, she completed internships in German as a Foreign Language and taught conversation courses. In 2016/2017, she worked as a research assistant in the EU-project L3TASK (a project for the learning of third languages in online tandems via Skype) and then wrote her master's thesis on "Learning Languages Online - Task-Supported Interaction in Multilingual Tandems". After graduation, Ms. Lätsch worked as an online DaF teacher before assuming her position as a DAAD Language Assistant at the Department of German Language and Literature at Pusan National University in March 2018.
Nathalie Stummer, DAAD Language Assistant
Keimyung University, Department of German Language and Literature
Nathalie Stummer studied Japanese Studies, German Studies and German as a Second Language at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Doshisha University in Kyoto and Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg. During her studies she gained experience in teaching through working for the Heidelberg based project „Deutsch für den Schulstart“ which focuses on preschool and primary school children, who acquire German as a second language during a very young age. After her studies she taught German as a Foreign Language at Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and works as a language assistant at Keimyung University in Daegu since march 2019.