German Language Assistant Peter Becker
Peter Becker is the German Fulbright Language Assistant for 2011-2012. Peter hosts the Stammtisch and Deutschaben
Stammtisch (German Conversation Table)- Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 P.M. and Fridays from 12:00-12:50 P.M. in the UC
Deutschabend (German Night)- Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the CLIC
My name is Peter Becker. I am from Schweinfurt, Germany. In 2006 I finished school and worked for the Red Cross of Bavaria for nine months as a driver, which was required for the civilian service. 2007 I started to study English and Physical Education to become a teacher and right now I'm in my eighth semester. When I get back to Germany I have to attend my final exams before becoming a teacher.
Previous Language Assistants
My name is Claas Christophel, and I was the German Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in 2010-2011. I live and study in Kiel, the Sailing City, which is located by the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany. I have been studying English and Sports Science for three years at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel to become a teacher at secondary schools. The teaching assistant program is part of my education and a great opportunity for me to experience the educational system of the United States as well as improving my language skills.
In my free time I love to meet with friends, travel and do sports. I love surfing, skate- and snowboarding and thus was very happy when I was told that I would be a teaching assistant in Oregon. I really enjoy the Pacific Northwest for its people, beautiful landscape, waves, Mt. Hood and of course for my job as a teaching assistant. It does not only provide the possibility to share my country’s culture, language and way of life with Pacific students, it also gives me the opportunity to refine my teaching skills, as well as to learn about a different culture.
My name is Amelie Sing, and I was the German Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in 2009-2010. I live and study in Freiburg, which is located in the beautiful Black Forest in the Southwest of Germany and which is also right next to the French and Swiss border. I have been studying English and History for three years at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg to become a teacher at secondary schools. The teaching assistant program is part of my education and a great opportunity for me to experience the educational system of the United States as well as improving my language skills.
In my free time, I like to travel, get to know different cultures and traditions and to encounter people from all over the world. I love being outdoors – thus I was very happy when I was told that I would be a teaching assistant in Oregon. I really enjoy the Pacific Northwest and it is definitely my favorite part of the United States. There are so many things to see - the vibrant atmosphere of Portland as well as the stunning yet serene beauty of the coast and the Pacific ocean. Furthermore, I enjoy music and literature a lot and I love attending concerts, plays or seeing movies.
I’ve always loved languages, especially German and English, and that is why it is very dear to my heart to share my own native language with others. I regard it a unique opportunity for me and also the students to learn a lot more about the cultures of our countries and the mentality of the people.