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Nada Salem AbiSamra (Click for photos)
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 Email: nsa06@aub.edu.lb || URL: http://nadabs.tripod.com

...I seek a position as a Translator (Arabic, English, French) or 
as a Second Language (ASL, ESL, FSL) Instructor and/or Coordinator.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 18 years' experience in translation field (Arabic, English, French).
  • 14 years' experience in the second language education field.
  • Energetic, dynamic, proactive approach to working and teaching. 
  • Very enthusiastic. Quickly establish strong relationships with clients, colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Creative thinker. Enjoy challenging my own and my students' minds.
  • Forthright and assertive. A friendly, competent, hardworking employee.
  • Strong organization and motivation skills.
  • Interest in parental involvement and awareness.
  • Strong belief in mentorship programs.
  • Strong belief in James J. Metcalf's "A Teacher's Prayer"
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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English & ESL Teacher, American Community School (ACS)
  • Teaching English to 12th graders (Lebanese Baccalaureate II) & to 9th graders (American High School & Brevet). (web page)
  • Teaching ESL to High School & Middle School students. (web page)
  •  Designed syllabi for High School ESL, grades 9 and 12 English.
  • Designed the High School ESL curriculum (web page: http://nadabs.tripod.com/eslcurric.html
  • Extended Essay advisor- Baccalaureate/grade 12 students
  • Technology Mentor
  • English Mentorship Program Creator & Coordinator
  • Grade 9 Advisor (2003-2004)
  • 2000 - Present
    Free-Lance Translator,
  • Translating legal, economic/business, and political documents (Arabic, English, French)
  • Editing military translations (English into Arabic)
  • 1986- Present
    ASL Teacher/Tutor,
  • Teaching/Tutoring ASL (Arabic as a Second Language) —both Lebanese dialect and  academic Arabic-- to several friends.
  • 1999- Present
    (on and off)
    English/ESP Teacher, U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
  • Teaching English- Advanced Course to third year Social Animation, Special Education, & Social Work  students. 
  • Taught English- Intensive Course to first and second year Business students.
  • Taught English to first and second year Political Science & Law students. 
  • Taught English- Intensive Course to Physical Therapy & Medical Lab students.
  • Taught English- Advanced Level- to Business, Language Arts, Psychology, Sociology, Geography & Political Science students. 
  • Personally designed course study. 
  • Designed web sites for the courses.
  • 1995 - Present
    Translator, (Arabic, French, English) LinguaVera Translations
         For Quality Translation
    2001-2003
    French Teacher, American Community School (ACS)
  • Taught Advanced French to 5th graders. 
  • Substituted for French teachers.
  • 2000 - 2001
    Translator, (English & French into Arabic) Al-Handasah Magazine-
    an Arabic engineering/architecture magazine.
    1988-2000
    English Teacher, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour
  • Taught English to Secondary Classes. 
  • Personally developed the syllabus for the academic year 1998/1999. 
  • Prepared students for TOEFL & French Baccalaureate English exams. 
  • Was fully in charge of a whole class of 40 students- Advisor 
  • Created & Designed Web Pages for students' projects. 
  • Organised and Directed theatre plays, e.g. "Midsummer Night's Dream" that I simplified myself for my students. 
  • Supervised several social activities. 
  • Volunteered to help in Summer School.
  • 1992 - 1999
    French Teacher, U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
  • Taught Advanced French, Perfectionnement Linguistique Français, to first year Economics students. 
  • Personally designed course study.
  • 1992 - 1994
    French Teacher, CEC- Centre Supérieur d'Etudes 
    Commmerciales
  • Taught Advanced French, Perfectionnement Linguistique Français, to BT/ TS Vocational Education students. 
  • Personally designed course study.
  • 1991 - 1992 
    English Teacher, Collège Melkart- Lebanon
  • Taught English to 6th and 7th grade students. 
  • Personally designed course study.
  • 1991 - 1992
    Travel Agent, Mill-Run Tours- Boston- Massachusetts- U.S.A.  1988 
    Public Relations Manager, AlBendaly Group- Ain Saade- Lebanon 1987-1988
    Film Translator, Lebanese T.V. Stations: TéléLiban, LBC, MTV Since 1986 
    (On & Off)

    EDUCATION

  • M.A., TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language) A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon-- Completed course work (9 full courses- 1 audited). Currently working on thesis-- June 2005
  • Teaching Diploma, TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language) A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon-- June, 1999 
  • Attestation de Maîtrise, Translation (Arabic, French, English)-- U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon-- June, 1987
  • B.A., Arabic, French, English Languages-- U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon-- June, 1986 
  • Graduate Courses in Teaching English (Click for the web pages)
    A.U.M.- Auburn University at Montgomery- Alabama, USA- 1999/2000
  • Advanced Educational Psychology  (GPA= 4.0/4)
  • Tests & Measurement in Education  (GPA= 4.0/4)
  • Research in Education  (GPA= 4.0/4)
  • Rhetoric & Style  (GPA= 4.0/4)

  • A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Beirut, Lebanon- 2000/2002
  • Problems of Teaching Reading (Fall 2000) 
  • Determinants of Educational Policy (Fall 2000) 
  • Seminar in TEFL -- Teaching Culture (Spring 2001) 
  • Theory and Design of Curriculum (Spring 2001- Auditing) 
  • Problems of Teaching Writing (Fall 2001) 
  • Second Language Acquisition (Spring 2002) 
  • WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

      - Technology workshop- "NESA BlackBoard- Virtual School" presented at the
        American Community School (ACS) on April 4 and April 11, 2005

      -"Peer Tutoring… a Step Further: 
       The Best Way to Help your Students Reach their Fullest Potential"
         Mini-NESA workshop presented at the American Community School (ACS)
         on Staff Development Day to ACS teachers and to other teachers coming 
         from several Lebanese & International English schools/universities. Oct. 29, 2004 
        Description: Helping students achieve their personal best! Isn’t this what every teacher wants? 
         Well, it can be done very easily: IN JUST A FEW STEPS, create a well-organized after-school 
         peer mentoring program for your own discipline. This is easy to implement and… it does work! 
         All necessary forms will be provided.

      - "The Easiest Way to Animate Graphics/Pictures and Insert a Counter
        on your Web Page"
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon to ACS teachers 
         as part of my Techmentorship. April 29, 2004

      -"Mentorship Program: Recruiting Students to Teach Students"
         Mini-NESA workshop presented at the American Community School (ACS)
         on Staff Development Day to ACS teachers and to other teachers coming 
         from several Lebanese & International English schools/universities. Oct. 31, 2003 

      - "Integrating Internet Technology in the Classroom: Web Page Design"
         Mini-NESA workshop presented at the American Community School (ACS)
         on Staff Development Day to ACS teachers and to other teachers coming 
         from several Lebanese English schools/universities. Oct. 31, 2003 

      - “Creating Personalized Icons, Banners, & Animations"
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon to ACS teachers 
         as part of my Techmentorship. May 21, 2003 

      - “Creating Online Tests"
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon to ACS teachers 
         as part of my Techmentorship. May 12, 2003 
         Presented twice in April 2003 to the Second Language Department teachers at ACS. 

      - “The Easiest Way to Create Your Own Web Page and Publish it on Teacherweb!"
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon to ACS teachers 
         as part of my Techmentorship. April 14/30, & May 2, 2003 

      - “Using Web Page Design to Enhance Student Motivation & Learning”
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon to teachers 
         coming from several Lebanese schools- April 5, 2003 

      - “Affect in Language Learning: MOTIVATION”
         Presented at the American University of Beirut in spring 2002 during the course 
         “Second Language Acquisition” taught by Dr. Shaaban. 

      - “Teaching Idioms”
         Presented at the American University of Beirut in spring 2002 during the course 
         “Second Language Acquisition” taught by Dr. Shaaban. 

      - "Team Building- Be the Leader. Produce Leaders. 
        Organize Teams that Work!"
         Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon 
         on Staff Development Day to ACS teachers and to other teachers coming 
         from several Lebanese English schools/universities. Nov. 2, 2001 

      - "Team Building"- Presented with Jennifer Magierowicz to New Faculty
         at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon, Aug. 2001 

    WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

      Translation Workshop
      - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- "Stage de Formation Continue: 
        Interpréter l'autre, le traduire- Lisibilité et Fidélité
        Commission de formation et de qualification des traducteurs- ETIB
        June 2001 
        (Click here to get to the web site I am designing for the workshop)

      ESL & General Workshops/Conferences
      - American Community School (ACS) - Stephen Covey workshop presented by 
        Covey Accredited elementary school principal: Ms. Geraldine Branch- 

        6 three-hour sessions in April/May 2005.
      - Near East South Asia (NESA) Council of Overseas Schools - 2005 Teachers' Conference
        Polat Renaissance Hotel- Istanbul, Turkey- March 31-April 3, 2005 (workshops attended)
      - American Community School (ACS) - Technology workshop- "NESA BlackBoard- Virtual School" 
        by Frank Gardner & Mazen Hishi- March 11, 2005
      - American Community School (ACS) - Technology workshop- "Creating a Training Presentation" 
        by Frank Gardner & Mazen Hishi- February 2, 2005 (notes taken)
      - American Community School (ACS) - Teachers' Workshop- "How to evaluate students' 
        performance without interpretation of test scores: Portfolios"- By Ghada Chebaro- 
        October 29, 2004
      - Association of Teachers of English in Lebanon- ATEL- May 15, 2004-
        Several workshops:

  • "The Career Objective as Input: Implications for Pedagogy and Motivation" -  J. Peter Fallon 
  • "Facilitating Language-Learners' Vocabulary Development Through Extensive Reading" - Peter Davidson
  • "The Process of Peer Evaluation of Teaching" - Zeinab Mehanna-Yonesi
  • "Takeaway English" - Richard Boggs

  •   - American Community School (ACS) - Teachers' Workshops- "From Preschool to 
         Harvard" by Mrs. Laila Alamuddin (Dean of Students)- "A Glow in the Dark" by 
         Ms. Delphine Garde. April 24, 2004
      - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- English Teachers' Education Workshop - 
         Given by a teacher from Georgetown University: Mrs. Joyce Hutchings-
         November 7 & 8, 2003 
      - Georgetown University- USJ Online Teaching Workshop I: Using On-Line Resources- 
         First on-line workshop- Planning effective reading lessons and using on-line resources 
         to link reading lessons to other language skills- December 2002 
      - American Community School (ACS) - Living Values Workshop- September 2001 
      - American Community School (ACS) - CPR Training- September 2001 
      - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- English Teachers' Education Workshops: 
         "Developing Integrated Evaluation Projects from Authentic Sources" 
         Given by Carol L. Romett- Georgetown University- June 2001 
      - American Community School (ACS) - Teachers' Workshops- 2000/2001 
      - Lebanese American University - "Language & Change"- November 2000 
      - HHHS- Saida- Lebanon- The First Educational Conference on Learning Disabilities, 
        Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- November 13-14-15, 2000 
      - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon & Collège Notre-Dame, Jamhour- Lebanon
        Several ESL & Methodology workshops 
      - King's College, Bournemouth, England - July/August 96  (ESL Teachers' Course) 
      - N.D.U.- Notre Dame University- Lebanon-- ESL Workshop- September, 93 

      French Workshop
      -  U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- 1993 

      Computer Workshops/Courses
      - American Community School- Lebanon- DreamWeaver workshop presented 
         by Peter LaCroix & Mohsen Farran- March 2003 
      - American Community School- Lebanon- iMovie (editing video clips on the 
         computer) workshop presented by Shane Prairie- November 2002 
      - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
         "Web Page Design using HTML and Frontpage 2000- Introduction" 
         June 2000 
      - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
         "Web Page Design using HTML and Frontpage 2000- Intermediate" 
         June 2000 
      - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
         "Photoshop Introduction"- June 2000 
      - Gateway Country- Montgomery, Alabama- "Welcome to Gateway Country" 
         Software Training- September 1999 
      - Gateway Country- Montgomery, Alabama- "HTML Fundamentals" 
         September 1999 
      - Data Management- Lebanon- Internet Training Session: Easy Soft- 
         September 1997 
      - Future Kids/ Data Management- Lebanon-  Computer basics, word, Excel- 
         November 1996 

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Internet (surfing and designing web pages), Adobe Photoshop, Xara Webstyle for graphics, 
    WS FTP, Windows, Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint, DreamWeaver, Graphic Animation

    LANGUAGES

    English, French, Arabic: Fluently (Spoken & Written) 

    MEMBERSHIPS

      - Member of the "Association des Anciens de l'Ecole de Traducteurs et d'Interprètes 
        de Beyrouth (AAETIB) since February 2005.
      - Member of the "Team Building" Newsletter since August 2001. 
      - Member of IAWMD, International Association of Web 
        Masters & Designers since August 14, 2001. 
      - Member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, 
        since May 2000. 
      - Member of TESOL since May 2000. 
      - Member of the TESL-L & FLTEACH Listservers. 
      - Member of the French Alliance in Montgomery, Alabama since October 1999. 
      - Member of the Maxwell Officers' Wives' Club in Montgomery, Alabama from 
        October 1999 to June 2000. 
    VOLUNTEER WORK
      - Creating and Designing Web Pages for Students,Friends, courses at school
        (English and ESL) and university,MarTakla Church, and AAETIB (Association 
        for translators and interpreters of which I am a member.)
      - Interpreting- English/French and French/English for Jeana Boggs & Associates- 
        Court Reporter & Karen Rogers- Lawyer (Deposition)- Montgomery- AL (1999-2000)
      - Teaching ESL at the International Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base
         Montgomery- Alabama. (1999-2000)
      - Teaching Computer & Internet at Our Lady Queen of Mercy Catholic School- 
         Montgomery- Alabama (1999-2000)
      - Teaching French to a few international ladies & friends in Montgomery. (1999-2000)
      - Preparing an American student for the French Advanced Placement Examination
        (She ended up having 5/5 on the exam) & Designing a web page for her. 
    AWARDS
    INTERESTS

    Traveling, Web Page Design, Reading, Dancing, Swimming, Biking, 
    Rollerblading, Hiking, Skiing, & Teaching.

    REFERENCES: Furnished upon request

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