Jan-Philipp Holzapfel, DAAD-Liaison Lektor
Ewha Woman's University, Department of German Language & Literature
Research Interests: Literature and Media around 1900, Audio Archives
Jan-Philipp Holzapfel studied German, Scandinavian and English Studies at the universities in Freiburg, Durham (UK) and Gothenburg (Sweden). During his studies, he did internships in German as a Foreign Language at the Goethe-Institute in Karachi (Pakistan) and at the Rikkyo und Gakushuin Universities in Tokyo. He spent a year as a junior language teacher in Sweden and held a teaching position at the Department of German at Iceland University in Reykjavik. From 2009 to 2013, he was a research fellow at the Department of Scandinavian Studies of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, from 2010 within a research project on literary practices in Scandinavia around 1900, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). At present, he is working on a PhD project about literature on early audio media. Als a DAAD-Liaison Lektor, he has been responsible for the interaction with the German lecturers of German Studies at Korean universities since 2013. Jan Philipp Holzapfel holds a teaching position at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul.
Steffen Hannig, DAAD-Lektor
Keimyung University, Department of German Literature & Language
Research Interests: Modern German Literature, Linguistics and Religious Studies
Steffen Hannig studied Modern German Literature, Linguistics and Religious Studies at the Free University of Berlin. His PhD thesis on "Dionysos in expressionism. Transformations of the ancient god with Kafka, Heym and Werfel" is close to completion. From 2008 to 2011, he was a scholarship holder of the Elsa-Neumann-Foundation (NaFöG) of the Berlin universities. In 2012, he obtained three teaching certificates for German as a Foreign Language (International House, EUROLTA and ESL Prolog). His research interests include Franz Kafka, the literature des expressionism, literature and psychoanalysis, Nietzsche and literature, Schopenhauer and literature, literature and religion as well as transformations of antiquity. Since March 2013, he has been working as a DAAD-Lektor at the Department of German Language and Literature of Keimyung University in Daegu.
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.
Josy-Ann Lätsch, DAAD-Sprachassistentin
Busan National University, Dep. of German Language & Research Interests: Online Language Learning, Language Tandems, Development of Teaching Material
Josy-Ann Lätsch studied German as a Foreign and Second Language and English Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and at the University of Nottingham, UK. She did internships in German as a Foreign Language and taught conversation courses at academic institutions in Nottingham and Bangkok, Thailand. In 2016/2017, she worked as a research assistant in the EU project L3TASK (a project on learning third languages in online tandems via Skype) and decided afterwards to write her Master's thesis on "Learning languages online - task-based interaction in multi-language tandems", dealing with the character of language tasks in the context of online tandems. After graduation, she worked as an online teacher for German as a Foreign Language before obtaining her current position as a DAAD Language Assitant and Language Teacher at the Department of German Language and Literature of Busan National University in March 2018.