Mag. Dr. Thomas Martinek, BA BA


Room 3G-O1-32


Professional interests:

  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Writing as a process
  • Short story theory
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Teaching literature and culture in EFL settings

On a personal note ...

What do you like most about your job?

Interacting with so many fascinating and talented people at our department (both students and faculty), and learning new things from them with each new day.


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

Live student life to the full.


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



What’s your favorite line from a song or your favorite saying?

“Gravity is working against me, and gravity wants to bring me down.” (John Mayer, “Gravity”)


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

Margareta / Schlossquadrat (Margaretenplatz)


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

Going on the ‘Tower of Doom’ ride at Elitch Gardens Theme Park (Denver, CO).