Mag. Meta Gartner-Schwarz

Professional interests:

  • Phonetics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Vocabulary acquisition
  • Academic writing
  • Presentation techniques

On a personal note ...

What do you like most about your job?

The beginning of term when everyhing seems full of promises. Or maybe the end of term when I can't wait to get it all over and done with.


What's the number one piece of advice you wish you had been given as a student?

Read. Those. Classics. You'll never find the time to do so later in life.


Which English word/phrase/grammar point do you especially like to teach to your students?

Word: procrastination (I REALLY know what it means!)


What’s your favo(u)rite line from a song or your favo(u)rite saying?

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams


When you are not at the department, where do you like to hang out in Vienna?

I'm a second-district-person. It's where I live, where I shop, where I usually go out - so be warned.


What's the scariest thing you've ever done in your life?

Having kids.