German Language Teaching Assistant, 2017-2018


Hallo zusammen, hi everyone,
My name is Rebecca Meier and I will be your Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) for the academic year 2017/18. I recently finished my Master of Education at the University of Paderborn, Germany. It is so exciting to work with you all and become a part of the SSU community! I am looking forward to being able to participate in a mutual cultural exchange while assisting you with mastering your German classes. Please feel free to come by during my office hours (Mondays 12-1 pm and Tuesdays 10:45-11:45 am in Carson Hall 51) or make an appointment if it does not fit your schedule (
I will also continue the tradition of offering the “Kaffeestunde” at Charlie Brown’s every Tuesday from 12-1 pm (look out for the German flag!) as well as the movie night every other Tuesday starting at 7:15 pm (look out for posters on campus and check social media for dates, movie titles and trailers). All German movies will be shown with English subtitles. Bring snacks and friends, it’s going to be fun! r_m
If you’re curious about German music, you can follow my Spotify playlist “Rebeccas Lieblingsmusik” and explore ( Also, if you’re interested in German lifestyle and want to be up to date with our events, follow the FLTA Instagram profile (@germanfltassu), like the FLTA Facebook page ( and join the German Club “Gemütlichkeit” Facebook group ( There is going to be a series of German Embassy-sponsored events on “Germany and European Integration” during International Education Week. My presentation is titled “Empathy – Where Integration Starts and Islamophobia ends?” Furthermore, I will participate in a panel discussion on “Germany and the EU’s Triple Crises: Brexit, the Euro, and the Refugee Crisis”.
See you there,
Bis bald