Tina Samartzi received her M.A. in German as a Foreign Language Methodology from the Hellenic Open University of Greece. She also holds Bachelor degrees in German Language and Literature from the University of Athens, and in Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpretation from the Ionian University. Her interests include foreign language acquisition and methodology, materials development and film.
She joined the NYU German Department in 2020, although prior to that she was again part of NYU, serving as the Head of the Language Program and instructor at Deutsches Haus at NYU (2005-2011). Since 2014 she is also teaching German at Barnard College at Columbia University. She briefly taught at CUNY (City College and Queensborough College) and has significant experience in secondary public school education in Greece.