About us

SKIL - Sharing Knowledge, Interpreting Languages was born out of a desire to share ... not only knowledge, but also a passion for discovery, languages and people at large, as well as a curiosity that we cultivate and fuel as a way of life, day after day. At the very heart of this project, we combine the enthusiasm to learn and to pass on valuable knowledge with proven, globally-recognized methods and with exemplary standards.

SKIL provides teaching in foreign languages that is entirely based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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Profile

As a polyglot and a fast learner, I have had an atypical and internationally oriented career, and have also developed a keen sense of rapport. I am a a discerning pedagogue and I know how to be patient, attentive and full of empathy.

My various academic and professional stays abroad, in English, Arabic and Spanish-speaking countries, enabled me to acquire solid linguistic skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of these cultures and civilizations.

Work History

Lyon & Saint-Étienne, France
2021-
Self-employed entrepreneur: Teacher, Translator, Interpreter, and Content Writer.
ACADOMIA : Teacher of English and Spanish as foreign languages.
Bogotá, Colombia
2015-2018
French and English (as foreign languages) Teacher both as an independent teacher, and for various educational institutions among which: Centro Electrónico de Idiomas, American School Way, British College, etc.
Damascus, Syria
2011
French as a foreign language and Philosophy Teacher
Lyon, France
2010-2011
Account manager and social security adviser, later promoted to Junior Manager in charge of an academic sector, for the company LMDE, first French student insurance company.
- Delivered speeches, administered sales and customer service, managed, hired, and trained new employees.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
2009-2010
Honorable Correspondent for the French Embassy in Washington D.C.
- Collaborated with the chancellery on behalf of the first adviser.
- Attended conferences and lectures in the city's think tanks and wrote reports on those events.
Portsmouth, England
2008
Au pair in a British family during the summer break.
- Looked after and took care of the well-being of three children of 7, 8 and 13 years old.

Education

Lyon, France
2021-2022
University Lumière Lyon 2
M.A. in Translation and Interpretation - International Communication in Health Sciences.
- Expected graduation date: June 2023.
Beirut, Lebanon
Jan.-May 2021
School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut, Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ)
- Academic semester as an international exchange student.
Lyon, France
2019-2021
University Lumière Lyon 2
B.A. in Applied Foreign Languages (English, Arabic, and Russian) obtained summa cum laude. Bachelor's degree diploma
Damascus, Syria
March-Dec. 2011
High Institute for Languages, University of Damascus
- Intensive Arabic training. Reached fluency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Certificate of the University of Damascus
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
2009-2010
Georgetown University
- Academic year as an international exchange student specializing on International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies.
Lyon, France
2007-2010
Institute of Political Studies - Sciences Po Lyon
- Validated the first two years and obtained the academic diploma of the contemporary Arab world (DUMAC).
Saint-Chamond, France
2006
Baccalauréat: French High School Diploma, obtained summa cum laude in the economic and social sciences section. High School Diploma

Abilities & Skills

Languages

- French : level C2, native speaker

- English : level C1

- Spanish : level C1

- Arabic : level B2

- Russian : level A2

Teaching

- Teach a specific subject to a group;

- Identify with students their objectives in learning the language;

- Prepare and design lessons, practical exercises, tests and examinations;

- Correct and evaluate students' productions (homework, classroom activities and mock exams;

- Determine students' level, strengths and gaps plan a suitable program of study;

- Provide feedbacks to students concerning their written and oral productions;

- Follow and advise pupils and students in the organization of personal work;

- Provide information on academic assessment materials and inform headteachers, colleagues, and parents of the progress made and the work to be done.

Translation & Writing

- Understand texts, dialogues and reproduce them to interlocutors or on documents in another language;

- Define the translation methods according to the context;

- Create glossaries, produce conceptual diagrams and ontologies and compile corpuses and terminological databases;

- Carry out terminological watch and monitoring in a specialty area or sub-domain;

- Write reports, publications, articles, as well as technical and scientific research;

- Adapt the style and the language register according to the target audience or reader.

Management & Business Administration

- Provide information to clients and consider their requests;

- Draw up a price quotation;

- Check the conditions for completing an order;

- Save the data of an order;

- Draw up abill;

- Conduct negotiations in a foreign language;

- Carry out Phoning and Emailing operations;

- Establish a commercial strategy.

Information Technology

- IT and Internet Certificate (C2I);

- Operating Systems: Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS;

- Office Software : Microsoft Office, LibreOffice;

- Video Conferencing : Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Lifesize, BigBlueButton, Skype;

- Other Software : Trados (Computer-assisted Translation - CAT), TermoStat Web 3.0 (Natural Language Processing - NLP), Atom, Gimp;

- Programming languages and Front-End development:

- HTML5

- CSS3

- Javascript

Others & cross-disciplinary skills

- Speak in front of a large audience;

- Develop reasoning and arguments and justify professional choices and decisions;

- International driving license.

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