California State University, Hayward (Technical German)
California State University, Hayward (Other)
I have dual citizenship as well as voting rights: German and American. Almost half of my life was spent growing up in Germany and traveling throughout much of Europe and to one city of Russia.
Frequently - and even at home as a Northern German living in Munich until the year 2000 - I assisted many American, Canadian and French travelers, when they lacked lingual, customs' and cultural knowledge about the country, who otherwise would have been helplessly stranded.
Drafted into two armies, I was able to diplomatically serve in just the US Army overseas during the Vietnam era.
Among my specialties in the Office of the Adjutant-General were international law, intelligence service (two successful military missions behind the former Iron Curtain and the apprehension of two spies).
I taught for the German Consulate for 2.5 years, after which I decided to work in the international aerospace programs, both here and in France, since I am technically also fluent in French.
For about two years in Europe I taught German and Russian for the University of Maryland, and then I taught German, French and Russian to American sixth grade and later to the secondary school levels.
In addition to teaching, I also worked as a language tutor while working full time in the computer hardware and software industries in Germany (near my church in Munich and in the USA.
Then, I worked as a Senior Technical Writer for various hardware and software firms in the USA, and France until the year 2004. I have dual citizenship as well as voting rights: German and American. Almost half of my life was spent growing up in Germany and traveling throughout much of Europe and to one city of Russia.
Frequently - and even at home as a Northern German living in Munich until the year 2000 - I assisted many American, Canadian and French
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I've taught [advanced] French in night classes for 3 years in college; I served as an Army
translator/interpreter for 2.4 years previously as well as an aerospace French [technical] interpreter for 3 French engineers and as aSr. Technical Writer. Separately, I tutored French evenings.
My native tongue is German, and I have aced examinations in German. One hour for the written and one hour for the oral exam portion.
While in the US Army, I also taught German aboard our ship for 8.5 days, as an intensive course. I also qualified as an instructor, as also a German citizen, at the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany for a position there for 2.5 years.
Then, instead of accepting a position from the German Vice-Consul to return to the motherland for training as a German Consulate staff member, I accepted a position as a technical (aerospace) interpreter/translator. Years later, I taught German, among other languages, at the collegiate and university level, until retirement in 2003.
Shortly after I returned home to the US.
I would like to be certified in this subject (Russian), because of a rather lengthy experience at both the professional level and at the university level. First of all, I began to be interested in Russian when I was a 17-year old in Northern Germany.
I began learning Russian (with Russian textbooks and through verbal practice) at the age of 17 years. I continued learning technical Russian for aerospace and for biochemical research, so that I could technically communicate with Russian scientists and Russian biochemists, in addition to doctoral candidates in biochemical research at the university.
I also taught Russian for almost two years in France as well as in the USA for about nine years.