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English to Arabic

Hamdi Al-Katout
English-Arabic-English Translator/Editor

Amman, 'Amman, Jordan
Local time: 02:51 EET (GMT+2)

Native in: Arabic Native in Arabic
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Seeking employment with a reputable institution, organization, or corporation, where my strong command of Arabic and English, extended practical expertise in the professional fields of Arabic-English Translation and/or Education, particularly teaching English as a second language (TESL), might be beneficially utilized in a productive manner for the prospective employer and for myself.

• Master's Degree in Education: Grade: 4/4
Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, Florida, USA
1982 – 1984

• Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Language and Literature: Grade: Very Good
Jordan University - Amman, Jordan
1970 – 1974

Date: November 2002 – Present (10 years)
Self-employed, engaged in a private business of my own
Date: April 1997 – November 2002 (5 years 8 months):
Arab Bank Training Department in Amman, Jordan
Job Title: English Lecturer/Trainer and Supervisor of English Program
Giving Lectures in English to Arab Bank staff and supervising the English Language Program for developing and upgrading the employees' proficiency and competence in English, using general and specific English language idiomatic terms and expressions on business and banking-oriented topics, given at the Training Department of the Bank in Amman, in cooperation with other part-time lecturers from various academic institutions and universities in Jordan. Moreover, I was responsible for an English Testing & Evaluation Program, which was devised specifically to screen and select well-qualified job applicants, as new Bank staff to fill vacancies, and to promote capable persons from the current employees to assume higher and/or managerial positions. As a result of this function, I designed a large collection of English Tests, which were administered to Arab Bank staff, job applicants and current employees, throughout the Middle East region wherever Bank branches existed and operated.

Date: September 1984 – August 1996 (12 years):
Saudi Aramco - Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Job Title: Translation Specialist & Senior Translation Specialist
As a Translation Specialist, I was engaged in translating, editing, proofreading all types of written assignments covering the entire activities of a major Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), such as various documents, contracts, newsletters, agreements, in addition to a diversified collection of periodic monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, on all work fields, be they technical, business-related, and/or never-ending correspondence, from English into Arabic and vice versa. In 1991, I was promoted to Senior Translation Specialist, and the new job description entailed further tasks and responsibilities: such as checking, correcting, and refining translation assignments performed by other translators, to ensure high quality and absolutely error-free translation final products.

Date: September 1976 – August 1984 (8 years):
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Job Title: Bilingual English Teacher & Senior English Teacher
Teaching English to Saudi Arab employees working for the Company (Saudi Aramco). In 1981, I was promoted to Senior English Teacher, and thus became academically responsible for supervising the teaching activities of a group of English teachers. This job assignment entailed a reduced teaching load for myself, but increased other tasks and responsibilities such as: conducting evaluative classroom observations for teachers in active teaching setting, discussing such sessions with them and providing relevant professional advice and assistance, holding in-house workshops on practical teaching methods, and providing work-related guidance in order to upgrade and develop the English teaching process.

Date: September 1974 – August 1976 (2 years):
Private High School - Amman
Job Title: English Teacher
Teaching English to high school students at a private high school in Amman, Jordan.

• Arabic: Competent native speaker
• English: Full professional proficiency

Skills & Expertise:
• Translation
• Text Editing
• Proofreading
• Staff Supervision
• Delivering Workshops
• Computer Proficiency
• Writing/Publishing
• English Test Designer
• Adult Education

Relevant Academic Interests:
Writing, translating and publishing various cultural and scientific articles in Arabic, published in Al-Qafilah, the monthly magazine issued by Saudi Aramco. Fortunately nowadays, and due to the recent developments in computer science, these articles have been archived in digital formats and, therefore, can be easily accessed and viewed online by searching the website of Al-Qafilah ( under my name in Arabic : حمدي يوسف الكتوت
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