Working languages:
Japanese to English

Stella Girard
Native English Speaker Raised in Japan

Local time: 06:09 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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In addition to translating documents and telephonic interpreting, I instruct a small class of home school (and cyber-school) children in Japanese as well as teach conversational English to native Japanese.

I have been an instructor of both English and Japanese for most of my life. While English is my first language, I became fluent in Japanese at age 10 when my family moved to Japan. I spent some of my time there as an English tutor for the Cosmopolitan Academy. At 16 my family moved back to America, where I have lived since. I enhanced my knowledge of the Japanese language and culture by obtaining a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Earlham College in 1995.

Additionally, I have taken a number of classes in teaching English as a second language.

In 1998 I applied my knowledge of Japanese language and culture as a Japanese Relations Representative for the Excel Switching Corporation. In 2002 I was a teaching assistant for Japanese 2 that was taught in a distance learning environment. While, not the primary instructor my background in Japanese studies enhanced the course for the students at my site, as I was able to provide personal support for material being taught. Finally, during spring of 2004, I served as an Adjunct Professor in the Asian Studies Department at Gettysburg College. During that semester I was one of two instructors who jointly taught Elementary Japanese 102.

I enjoy utilizing my skills to bridge the language gap, and thus strengthen communication.

I look forward to working with you.

Excel Switching Corporation (Japanese Relations Representative)
V&S Personal Excursions (Japanese Cultural Tour Educator)
Gettysburg College (Adjunct Japanese Language Professor)
Pelion High School (Asst Japanese Language Teacher)
English Teacher to Japanese Natives (children and adults)
Japanese Cultural Events Coordinator
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects9
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

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Language pairs
Japanese to English9
Specialty fields
Business/Commerce (general)4
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Automotive / Cars & Trucks1
Education / Pedagogy1
Other fields
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Medical (general)1
Keywords: children's books, tourism, idioms, dialogue

Profile last updated
Apr 30, 2015

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