Florencia Bozzano

PROFILE

Accomplished Bilingual Linguist (Translator, Professor, Teacher Trainer and Language School Academic Director).


My career reflects 19 years’ experience in International Education including translating from English into Spanish, book publishing, Management experience with proven leadership skills involving motivating teams to achieve their objectives and a profound respect for foreign customs and cultures.


EDUCATION

English- Spanish Translator (Traductora Científico – Literaria de Inglés). Universidad Del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (started 1996, graduated December 2002).


English Spanish Translation Professor (Posgrado en la Enseñanza de la Traducción Científico Literaria de Inglés ). Universidad Del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (started 1998, graduated July 2002).


Master of Arts in TESOL Teacher ́s Education. University of Leeds, England (2011).


ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008 - Buenos Aires TEFL Institute Academic Director and Founder (March 2008, ongoing)


I am the Supervisor of all TEFL Trainees during the TEFL course in Buenos Aires. My responsibilities include


Correct lesson plans with the objective to bring our culture to them closer by making them understand deeply rooted customs of Argentinian students


Teach TEFL methodology lessons including the orientation class and the Job Placement Workshop


Coach and supervise TEFL Trainer and Trainees during the 4 week course


Organize an effective job placement network. I meet with employers from Buenos Aires from different areas from banks to language schools who are in need of hiring TEFL Qualified Teachers


Work with Techmov Technologies in implementing an app aimed exclusively for Buenos Aires TEFL Trainees in which all our graduates can easily visualize all positions available and apply with their confirmed email and candidate registration number from their diploma


Work with Techmov Technologies in designing a website in which the prospective student can visualize all the academic content, teaching efforts and educational agreements with numerous universities and agencies from abroad in recruiting students and providing a proven platform for them to start their teaching career abroad


Work with Bruno Ravaglia, Cinema Director and Prof. Leila Norrell in designing an online TEFL course for prospective students worldwide


2002 to 2004. University Professor at Universidad del Salvador, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas.


I taught English to university students with the English curriculum designed by Prof. Maria del Carmen Sardi. I enjoyed it very much but chose teaching at other schools and to start my own Spanish learning School, reason by which I did not have enough time to continue.


I worked with children from age 6 to teenagers age 17 to improve their English skills.


Some children came from unprivileged areas and it took them longer to get to school and to organize their daily tasks. Most of them had an only meal at school, their lunch. I have always adapted the curriculum for the possibility of the class to the opportunity of learning more English.


1999- march 2013 Spanish Language Professor, Teacher Trainer, Academic Director and Co Founder at Íbero Spanish Buenos Aires, Argentina (August 1999- March 2013)


Academically coordinated and consolidated Íbero Spanish School in Buenos Aires.


Taught Spanish at all learning levels ranging from Complete Beginner to Superior to students from different backgrounds, ages and nationalities. International students include major companies such as British and Gol Airlines, Warner TV Channel, Coca Cola and USA, UK, Australian and Nigerian embassies.


Participated in national and international conferences, conventions and seminars on teacher training and learning languages abroad to proactively enhance my education.


Volunteered in the L.I.F.E Organization. Collaborated and helped organize monthly donations to schools and centros comunitarios in Misiones.


1998- Present English into Spanish Freelance Translator (January 1998, ongoing) Successfully translated from English into Spanish for many relevant international companies and international organisms Mercedes Benz Leasing Argentina, Banelco, Coca-Cola Argentina, BBC, Roemmers, Royal Sunalliance, Norwegian Society for Quality in Healthcare, Mellon International Investment Fund and International Baccalaureate Organization among others. Effectively managed time and multiple projects, set priorities and met strict deadlines.


PUBLICATIONS

Publication of complete line of Spanish language learning books for Íbero Spanish School in Buenos Aires: Principiante 1, Principiante 2, Intermedio 1, Intermedio 2, Intermedio 3, Pre Avanzado, Avanzado and Superior. De los Cuatro Vientos Publishing House, Buenos Aires.


Specialized books: Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Mercosur students, Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, CV and resumé techniques Spanish.


Buenos Aires TEFL Institute Coursebook


Latin American novels including Jerónimo Juárez Cruz (2004, novel). Isabella, una identidad, un género (2008, novel) and Continuidad de las Voces, Antología I. (2013, Editorial de los cuatro vientos).


PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

"The Role of Teachers and Students in Spanish Immersion," at 16th Annual AAPLAC Conference, 17-19 February 2005, San Diego, California


“Estrategias para incrementar la dinámica en las clases grupales” “Competencias comunicativas”, “El rol del profesor como facilitador en el enfoque por tareas”


Jornadas de Capacitación Profesional at Íbero Spanish School, 2004-2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


“Children and Languages”, manuscript in progress. NGO L.I.F.E, 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research interests are directed primarily toward pedagogical research in a variety of interrelated areas:


Spanish language teaching techniques and curriculum development.


English Teaching Techniques focused on TESOL TEFL.


Spanish language fiction.


ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

IATEFL, UK.


Fairmont State University, USA.


TESOL Organization.


Asociación de Escritores de Argentina.


Pro Z and, Freelancer and Go Translators Directory.


LANGUAGES

Spanish, mother tongue. English, native. French, elementary.


REFERENCES

Furnished upon request.

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