TEACHING

I have a broad teaching experience. Over the years, I have taught: Introduction to Language, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Syntax, Semantics, Language and Society, Structure of English, History of English, Skills and Art of Translation and Medical Interpreting.

The students I have taught are from different ages and situations: undergraduates, graduate students completing the MA in TESOL and adults enrolled in continuing education (who often have full-time jobs or a family to take care of). Because New York is ethnically very rich, my students are all from different backgrounds: White Americans, African-Americans, Asians, Eastern Europeans, Hispanics and others. I enjoy teaching in a culturally diverse context where I can exploit these cultural differences to spark interesting discussions on language.

For the past few years, I have also been teaching 2 online classes (which allowed me to relocate to Paris!). They are part of the School of Professional Studies at CUNY, which offers several BA programs that can be completed entirely online.


INDUSTRY

I have worked for several companies in the private sector (Semio, Convera, Langalo, Hotgrinds) where I have learned how to apply linguistic concepts in industrial applications. For example, I know how to develop and program grammar rules for morphological taggers and create technical and lexical dictionaries to solve linguistic issues. I also had to identify and solve problems that arise when implementing the same linguistic algorithm into different languages.

 
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