Guido Halder received his doctorate in Germanic Linguistics at UT in December 2011. His areas of interests are Semantics, Swiss German, Contrastive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. He has a Handelsdiplom from the Handelschule KV Baselland, Switzerland, a Masters of Art in Teaching from Trinity University and a Masters in German from UT. He has taught German, Economics and Government in Texas. His interest in the project lies in language preservation and methodology. On his time off, Guido enjoys playing tennis, SCUBA diving, cooking and traveling. Guido now teaches German classes at the University of Pittsburgh.