Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English
Persian (Farsi) to English

Julia Ryder
Linguistics, politics/society, education

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Local time: 02:02 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English 
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Currently living in Arizona, U.S.; former longtime resident of France (Marseille and Cannes).

B.A. from The American University, Washington, D.C. ('91) in International Studies with an emphasis on the Middle East. During this time, served as a student member of the American Translators' Association and completed translator training coursework in French and Spanish to English.

Currently an Arizona State University candidate for the MTESOL (Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Completed extensive coursework in linguistics, with focus on phonology and pronunciation teaching. Completed a research project on language purification in Iran. Designed a semester course for intermediate/advanced ESL students on the history of the English language. Projected graduation: May 2013.

Experience teaching TOEFL Exam Preparation and English grammar and writing to refugees (International Rescue Committee) both as an intern and a volunteer.

Additional languages:
Working knowledge of classical Arabic.
Basic knowledge of Korean (reading, writing and speaking) and Japanese (speaking).

Prior work experience in customer service and technical support, and as the membership and conference registrar of a national association.

Former college radio DJ possessing a pleasant speaking voice with clear diction well suited for voice over work and pronunciation coaching/language tutoring.
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Business/Commerce (general)4
Government / Politics4
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Keywords: French, linguistics, education, politics, current events, government, culture, society, Middle East, North Africa, international relations

Profile last updated
Mar 7, 2014

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