The Team of Summer@Uni-Mainz

Iris Thimm-Netenjakob
Coming from a Eurasian background myself, I have got first-hand experience living in and with different cultures. I lived, studied and worked in different countries including Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, the USA, Belgium and Germany. Due to this background, I speak several languages. I enjoy working with people from all cultural backgrounds and due to my long working experience in the field of international education I am looking forward to using my expertise to shape the future of Summer@Uni-Mainz.
Mark Reinhard
As a linguist, I enjoy discovering new languages and cultures. My interest in foreign languages and different cultures, in general, has proved to be very useful during my studies. Therefore, I am ready to accompany you all during your four weeks here in Mainz. I am sure we will all have a good time, as this event is an opportunity to exchange language and culture.
As I was born and raised in Mainz, I am willing to introduce you to Mainz and its vast historical, cultural, and regional background. I am sure you will all love Mainz and, who knows, after your experience at the summer school, you might even decide to stay for good!
German as a Foreign Language
Milena Ivanova
My interest in foreign languages and culture can be traced back to when I was a student at a German school abroad. My passion for languages and culture led me to my current profession. After studying educational studies in Berlin and Mainz, I worked as a teacher in Germany, Ukraine, and several countries in Central and South America.
In my opinion, working with international students is an enriching experience. I am convinced that fun and creativity are essential when teaching students and nurturing their interest in the German language and culture. Furthermore, I believe that the most important aspect of teaching is the understandings of each student's point of view, especially in an intercultural context. Their point of view will allow their personal experiences and interests to be integrated into the course.
I am delighted to be able to use my enthusiasm for foreign languages to help shape the future of Summer@Uni-Mainz.