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I call myself a global citizen, an Earth citizen. Since my early childhood I've had to learn foreign languages and live in foreign countries. I am a native Greek and still hold the Greek nationality but I've lived in Greece, Thailand, Holland, Brazil and now in the United Kingdom.
I've always had to cope with the difficulties of different languages, different ways of communicating and relating, different cultures and religions.
So I've learned to adapt and to develop what was once my weakness into my strength.
I'm now fluent in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in five languages: English, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), French and Greek.
Languages and communication interest me naturally. You see languages become a similar thing to arithmetics after a certain point of proficiency. Of course there are always the unknown words (vocabulary) and expressions.
I work as a Information Services Assistant in a University Learning Resources Center where there are quite a few international students and that's how I manage to keep my languages alive.
Having done the TFLA (Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults) course I know the basics of language teaching. I am an excellent communicator and the areas I'm most proficient in include all kinds of literature, local terminology (slang, familiar speach), consecutive and simultaneous interpreting as well as summarizing. I have written the equivalent of small book on Reflexology in Portuguese and translated a small book from English to Portuguese and Dutch as well as having translated several articles. Interpreting and having to switch from one language to the other all the time are part of my daily activities.
Keywords: books mainly fiction, literature, interpreting, accurate translating, tradução entre várias línguas ao mesmo tempo, kenner van engelstalige films, Specialisé dans le domaine des livres sur la spiritualité, les therapies alternatives etc...,