LSB 301
Carter, Betsy
Graduate Associate

Elizabeth (Betsy) Carter is a 3rd-year student in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona and a graduate associate teacher with the Department of German Studies. During the summers of 2022 and 2023, she taught German to UA students interning abroad through the Research in Munich program. In 2021, she completed a master's degree in German studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, also completing graduate certificates in TESOL and arts administration. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor's degree at Brown University, majoring in music and comparative literature with an honors thesis in literary translation. While at Brown, she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, and while at CU Boulder, she studied abroad at the University of Göttingen, Germany. She also studied in 2022 at the University of Leipzig with the support of a DAAD University Summer Course Grant. She has taught German classes in her role as a teaching assistant at Brown and CU, as well as at a Waldorf school in Boulder, Colorado. In her graduate work, she is interested in research on study abroad, pedagogy, and cultural representation in language learning materials. In 2023, she received the Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York for young translators. She is also active as a singer in the Tucson area, including positions as a staff singer with the Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita and the Tucson Masterworks Chorale.

Currently Teaching

GER 102 – Beginning German II

Introduction to German language and culture, extending basic communication skills (second semester).