Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Where and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?

I studied “Germanistik im Kulturvergleich“ and English Studies at Heidelberg University.Kira Bühl

What are your interests in German Studies?

I am particularly interested in comparative linguistics, language acquisition, as well as phonetics and phonology.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

After spending some time in the UK a few years ago, I wanted to live abroad in an English-speaking country again. The ICGS-program offers the amazing opportunity to both study and live in Canada.

Why did you choose this program?

For my future career, I would like to work in an international setting. The program in Waterloo and Mannheim allows me, as a native German speaker, to gain an outside perspective on my own language and culture.

Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?

I have some general ideas and will focus on a topic within the realms of linguistics and didactics.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a kid, I wanted to either work with children or in a supermarket, as I was fascinated by the “beep” sound the till made.

What is something people wouldn't guess about you?

Even though it’s a costly affair here in Canada, I remain loyal to my penpals and write at least two letters a week – communicating via Facebook or WhatsApp is just not the same.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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