2019-2020 Academic Year: Tilman Viëtor

Tilman Viëtor

Tell us when and how you started studying foreign languages and what you like about learning languages.
I started learning English in elementary school and also studied Latin and Greek in high school. I was always interested in languages because they are a great way to learn about the history and culture of a society. Also, there are many languages that simply sound beautiful, so I enjoy hearing them and studying them.

Tell us what you would like to learn from your students.
I would like for my classes to be a place where we can all learn from one another. We can all share our perspectives, skills and passions, to make the process of language learning much more dynamic and fun. Aside from that, since I want to become a teacher, honest feedback about my teaching skills and about my English is greatly appreciated.

Tell us about a favorite activity that you pursue when you have free time.
I love moving outdoors. So naturally, I really enjoy hiking, running, Yoga, biking, taking walks, swimming and all that good stuff. Taking walks incidentally also makes for a great setting for interesting conversations. So if you want to talk to me about anything from politics, philosophy or history to music, movies or the weather, just go on a walk with me.

Tell us about a favorite food or dish from your region and why you think it is special.
The South-West of Germany is famous for "Maultaschen" (dumplings). In a regional dialect, they are also called "Herrgottsb'scheisserle". This incredible word means that you can eat them during the Lenten fast, because the meat is hidden in the dumplings so God can't see it. "Maultaschen" show us that humor and ingenuity make life enjoyable.


Past German Language Residents

  • 2018-2019: Ivan Lucic
  • 2017-2018: Ines Fister
  • 2016-2017: Martin Siebert
  • 2015-2016: Charlotte Eisenblätter
  • 2014-2015: Mirja Schoderer
  • 2012-2014: Ulrich Ciesla
  • 2010-2012: Julia Hövelmann
  • 2009-2010: Svenja Johannsen
  • 2007-2009: Tabea Bruckelt
  • 2006-2007: Susanne Wernicke
  • 2004-2006: Monika Schulz
  • 2003-2004: Lena Oschewsky
  • 2002-2003: Tanja Rinker
  • 2000-2002: Patrick Vins
  • 1998-2000: Ricarda Klussendorf
  • 1997-1998: Holger Witt
  • 1995-1997: Albrecht Eitz
  • 1993-1995: Fabienne Quennet
  • 1992-1993: Anke Barth
  • 1990-1992: Sonja Mang
  • 1989-1990: Maria Fischerleitner
  • 1988-1989: Eberhard Orf
  • 1987-1988: Willi Stengl
  • 1985-1987: Heinz Przewodnik
  • 1982-1985: Eva Pressler
  • 1980-1982: Susanne Leyendecker
  • 1977-1980: Astrid Bujara
  • 1975-1977: Marie-Luise Rohwer
  • 1971-1975: Jurgen Klinge
  • 1968-1971: Maria Jorde
  • 1967-1968: Irene Bizer