Working languages:
English to Turkish
Turkish to English
Kurdish to Turkish

Celal Aktas
Turkish/English Teacher/Translator, MBA

14, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
Local time: 14:57 AST (GMT+3)

Native in: Turkish (Variants: Izmir, Standard-İstanbul ) Native in Turkish
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Training
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Advertising / Public RelationsEducation / Pedagogy
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2018.
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Curriculum
Vitae

 

Mr. Celâl AKTAŞ, MBA

Manager/Certified
Translator/English Instructor/

 

Email : celalaktas@gmail.com 

Mobile :  94469498

Skype: celalhoca

Jabriya Block 12
Street 4 Building no. 210 Kuwait

 

Performance
Profile:

 

As an Administrative
Manager responsible for 95-100 English Instructors, 20 support office staff and
1200-1500 students in 3 buildings and 
involved in all processes of English Teaching School of University from
decision-making process, preparation of rules/regulations to setting up
physical facility of English Teaching School of University, coordination of
academic activities and responsible for disciplinary issues attributable to
students or teachers in classroom as well as mentoring ESL teachers and
students.

 

As Legal Translator
(English-Turkish-English) involved in several projects and translated hundred
thousands of legal/technical texts, human rights, documents / reports /
contracts /specifications / regulations / laws / court decisions / expert
reports, Occupational Health and Safety Instructions, procedures etc. as well
as consecutive and simultaneous translations for several companies, and one
book.

 

As an English
Instructor taught all levels at university to equip students with four skills enabling
them to do their BA/BSc in English as well as taught
translation/business/international relations courses in Undergraduate Program.

 

 

 

 

Experience:

October 1999 – October 2016

Administrative Manager/English Instructor/Atılım
University,  AnkaraTurkey

Administration:

Ø                    
Responsible
for managerial affairs of 95-100 English Instructors,  20 support office staff, 8 units, 1200-1500
students in 3 buildings, including recruitment of instructors, conduct and
track of all administrative procedures

Ø                    
Involvement
in decision-making process of EnglishPreparatory
School  as well as setting out long term
policies 

Ø                     
Worked
in several work committees such as:

Ø        
University
Modules Work groups ( Students Module) (2008) 

Ø        
Strategic
Planning Committee (Teaching-Learning Workgroup)  (2015-2016) (Description of each academic
processes  (starting from registration
until graduation)

Ø        
Performance
Assessment Workgroup

Ø        
Withdrawing/Dismissed
Students Workgroup (Causes/solutions/recommendations)

Ø     
Preparation
and application of Preparatory
School Rules and Regulations

Ø     
Administrative
issues (teaching staff)

Ø     
Keeping  track of student absenteeism

Ø     
Organizing/delivering
orientation programs for new students

Ø     
Preparation
and translation of Regulations of Atılım University, promotional documents for
Web Page of Preparatory
School as well as University

Ø     
Organizing
and forming classes based on the program and placement test results

Ø     
Arranging
the classrooms and instructors’ offices

Ø     
Providing
consultancy and support to problematic students

Ø     
Coaching
teachers regarding classroom management problems

Ø     
Close
collaboration with Student Affairs Unit in order to track the success of the
students

Ø     
Working
with Public Relations unit in order to present and give information about AtılımUniversityPreparatory
School system in educational exhibitions and
commercial gatherings (attended several education fairs held in various cities
in Turkey)

Ø     
Member
of Interview committee for hiring new English Instructors

Ø     
Conducting
correspondence with ETS for becoming TOEFLIBTTestCenter, concluding
contract, Start of Test Center

Ø     
As
TCA (Test Center Administrator), organizing and supervising TOEFL test center,
and communication with ETS regarding TOEFL IBT tests

Ø     
Founded  Self-Access Centre (2000) (materials
production for the centre, providing required software, useful internet links
list; tutorials for students, guiding/mentoring students for independent
learning, one-to-one tutoring to improve weak skills of students, setting out
guidelines for referring weak students to SAC and recording actions taken there
to help students)

Ø     
Supervising
Self-Access Center running since 2001

Ø     
Active
involvement in preparation of Student Information System and in charge of
system running

Ø     
Assistance
for Alumni Foundation at AtilimUniversity

 

Teaching:

Ø     
Translation
I-II courses (mainly texts from Business Administration, International
Relations, EU acquis to Department of Interpretation and Translation, English
Language and Literature, Management and Economics (for five academic years)

Ø     
Taught
general English to different levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Upper
Intermediate)

Ø     
Taught
English and presentation skills  (designed
and applied project (both written and spoken) works with students; organization,
planning, grading and assigning of topics 
as part of presentation skills teaching course)

Ø     
Writing-
and Advanced Reading Courses to Freshmen year students of Faculty of Management

Ø     
Working
at Academic Writing and Advisory Center of Atilim University (AWAC) where
actively helped Academicians regarding paper writings, writing skills, prepared
and delivered seminars concerning activities in the Academic Writing and AdvisoryCenter.

 

 

August 1996 – August 1999

English Instructor, PamukkaleUniversity Language Teaching Centre,
Denizli TURKEY

Taught
general English to all age groups, reading and speaking skills to high school
students, test techniques to PhD Candidates for national English Test, and prepared
curriculum, materials, tests accordingly.

 

1991 –
present

Certified
Interpreter/Translator/Editor ((Freelance),

UZ Tercume
Danismanlık Turizm Ltd. Şti, Ankara, Turkey

Berker
Turizm ve Tercume Ltd. Sti. , Ankara,
Turkey

OZ
Translation Office Co. Ltd, Ankara,
Turkey

İmaj Tercüme Turizm Ltd., Ankara, Turkey

Ab-ka Tercüme,
Ankara, Turkey

 

Working as
translator/editor/auditor/proof-reader for a wide variety of documentation such
as contracts, agreements, treaties, EU legislations, patent, utility model
applications, construction, aviation, airport safety instructions, occupational
health and safety and environment regulations, instructions, training programs,
internet web pages (also responsible for translation-proof reading of web site
of Atılım University from 1999 to 2009)  court documentation, administrative, technical
specifications, notary certificates, Loan Agreements, Power of Attorney, etc.

 

 

 

September 1997-June 1998

English Teacher, Denizli, TURKEY

Namık KemalPrimary School

Teaching
English to Grades 4 -5

 

Education :

 

            MBA
:
Graduate School of Social
Sciences,  ATILIM    UNIVERSITY, Ankara  TURKEY,
January 2008,

 

            BA
:
Faculty of
Letters, Department of American Culture and Literature, HACETTEPE  UNIVERSITY, Ankara  TURKEY, June 1996,

 

            English
Language Teaching Certificate,
June 1996 HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY,
Faculty of Education, Ankara,
TURKEY, June 1996,

 

Publications:

 

Books:

“Robert
Fisk on Egypt: A Revolution
Betrayed: A powerful collection of reportage on Egypt’s cycle of awakening and
relapse” (Mısır Yazıları), (Translation English-Turkish), ISBN:
978-605-66013-9-2 İyidüşün Yayınları, Matbuat, January 2016

 

“Step up to
Proficiency” A. Kocabıyıkoğlu , Sevim Güngör, Ian Airey, Özge İmre Güney, Murat
Ata, Yalçın Gülbaş, Celal Aktaş, Ankara: 2010, (Atılım University Publications;
34. Prep. School Publications; 5), PE 1128 STE 2010, ISBN: 9789756707265

 

“Freedom of Association of Groups defending Minority Rights in Turkey”, ISBN:
87-91224-70-5 Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), 2011(Translated
from English to Turkish)

 

Computer
Knowledge

TRADOS
2003, Full computer literacy.

 

 

Seminars
and Courses Attended

 

Translation Office Quality Auditor, 2009, AnkaraTURKEY

Total Quality Management (3 days), May 2013, Antalya, TURKEY

CPD (Continued Professional Development) by
George Pickering, Cyprus,
May 2014

TCA (Test Centre Administration), 2010, AtılımUniversity,
AnkaraTURKEY

 

 

 



Profile last updated
Mar 24






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