Kaufman Hall 101
Lavinia Teodoriu joined the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics as a German instructor in Fall 2016 and teaches beginning and intermediate courses. She also holds the position of Assistant to Graduate Liaison.
Originally from Romania, Mrs. Teodoriu moved to Germany where she lived 16 years. She holds a Master degree in German and English from the University of Göttingen, a Bachelor degree in education from the State Examination Office of Lower Saxony, and a Certificate for a supplementary qualification in German as a foreign language from the same German university. She taught German as a foreign language at the Clausthal University of Technology. The classes addressed international students pursuing a German degree as well as exchange students within the European Erasmus / Socrates Student Exchange Program. After more than 11 years of teaching at the university, she accepted a teacher position at the Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Secondary and Middle School, where she taught German and English as a foreign language.
Mrs. Teodoriu has always been fascinated by languages (besides speaking Romanian, German and English she is also familiar with French and Spanish), not only as means of communication, but also as embodiment and reflection of someone’s spirit, culture, history and traditions. These beliefs are also her teaching principles as she guides her students through the fascinating and challenging process of learning a foreign language.