Highly dedicated multilingual professional bringing more than twenty years experience in education and business administration seeks an administrative position in an international school that could benefit from her international background, her commitment to professionalism and dedication to success.
As a staff member with a global perspective, I have demonstrated in different international fast-paced organisations, my skills in various areas, and my enthusiasm to work with others.
As a dedicated foreign language teacher, I have had the opportunity and the responsibility to make a real difference in the lives of students, and to possibly influence and inspire them, in and outside the classroom.
In an effort to achieve professional growth, I have always tried to: "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." Steve Jobs.
Jun 2002 - Present
Foreign Language Instructor. Hofheim, Germany
- Corporate Foreign Language Instruction
Customised French and English language courses to companies ´ employees with appropriate objectives to meet the specific need of organisations and develop language proficiency and cross-cultural skills.
- Berlitz Language Center
Private and small group instruction, foreign language correspondence and total immersion programmes, corporate training.
- Educational Center Group Instruction
English courses to enable young adults with diverse culture backgrounds to communicate confidently in a number of business and social situations.
- Young learners
Individualised tutoring, exams revision and preparation: collaborative relationships with students, in a trusted atmosphere, adapting to students´ learning styles.
2001 - 2002
French Instructor. Greenwich, CT, USA
Freelance French Instructor
- Private tutoring
French, Spanish, English, and study skills for high school learners.
- Greenwich Academy: http://www.greenwichacademy.org/
Substitute teaching Grade 6-7 in an independent college preparatory day school for young women.
- Greenwich Continuing Education: https://www.greenwichace.com/
Beginner and intermediate French conversation classes for adults.
2000 - 2001
Restaurant Coordinator. Greenwich, CT, USA
Coordinated the smooth operation of the restaurant.
Managed, trained and motivated staff.
Organised and supervised the shifts of kitchen.
Greeted, advised customers, and responded to their complaints.
French Instructor. Staunton, VA, USA
Summer Enrichment Program
In association with the Université du Sud, Toulon, France, total immersion programme providing American high school students with active learning to achieve good language proficiency in a month.
1997 - 1999
Engineer Assistant. Toulon, France
Mission at the French Ministry of Defence.
Drafted technical/financial tenders to implement radio equipment on French and foreign Navy battleships.
Translated English-French-English while handling extensive confidential technical materials.
Planned and implemented within budget and deadline constraints.
1995 - 1996
Superintendent Assistant. Taipei, Taiwan
Provided high-level administrative support to Superintendent.
Managed and improved a diversity of administrative functions and implemented all office needs.
Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, and work under pressure during the planning and scheduling of the construction and opening of the Saigon International School.
Worked effectively and willingly in collaboration with others, and also on my own initiative.
1991 - 1994
Production Manager Assistant. Taipei, Taiwan
Trained and managed office staff.
Planned, coordinated and supervised labor force's production (120 Filipino workers) on construction site.
Set up and maintained file management system in order to simplify procedures and increase productivity.
Intensive interpretation services in French, English, Mandarin Chinese.English-French-English Technical and general translations.
Marketing Assistant. Taipei, Taiwan
Conducted market research, launched fine food products, represented company at food exhibitions.
Generated new business opportunities and clients through new service offerings.
Sourced and contracted international suppliers, negotiated prices.
1988 - 1989
Sales Representative. Nice, France
Responsible for the establishment, growth and development of Financial products sales.
Conducted all aspects of telemarketing activities, encompassing everything from cold calling and assuaging client concerns to booking appointments.
1987 - 1988
Accountant. Nice, France
General bookkeeping functions, payroll, and financial statement preparation.
1986 - 1987
Accountant. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
General accounting, journal entry preparation, general ledger, inventory, and payroll.
Associate Degree Program in Liberal Arts Education and
BA in Applied Foreign Languages: English, Spanish in Applied
Advanced Certificate in Mandarin Chinese.
Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie in Finance and Accounting.
- French: mother tongue.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:
- English: proficient user C2.
- Spanish: proficient user C2.
- German: Independent user B1.
- Mandarin Chinese: basic user A2.
Solid experience with Microsoft Office Programs on Mac OS X and Windows.
Distance and marathon running, national and international competitions.
Mountain biking, backpacking: local and overseas travels, a closer and more personal way to explore places and meet locals.
Team or individual sports have always played an important part in my life, teaching me valuable lessons.
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