Joseph Greenman
Buchstr. 3
13353 Berlin, Germany

Phone / Fax: ++49 (0) 30 451 9533
Email:

SKILLS SUMMARY
  • High-quality text production and editing in English
  • Subject-Area Expertise
    • English language, American culture
    • German-to-English translation
    • Arabic language, culture
    • Arabic-to-English translation
    • Islamic World: culture, history
    • Cross-Cultural Training
    • English for Biotechnology
  • Training Programs: development, administration, instruction, evaluation
  • Computer: E-Learning, webmaster, wide range of application software
  • Student consultation, study abroad, TOEFL / TOEIC
  • Excellent communication skills: English / German / Arabic
EDUCATION SUMMARY
  • PhD Candidate (ABD): Near Eastern Studies (Arabic Linguistics)
    - University of Michigan
    (Ann Arbor)
  • MAs:
    • Education Planning for National Development - University of Michigan
    • Near Eastern Studies (Arabic Linguistics) - University of Michigan
    • Sociolinguistics - SUNY Buffalo
  • BA: General Linguistics - SUNY Buffalo
  • Professional Certification: Teaching English as a Foreign / Second Language - University of Michigan
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT / RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

I'm now (August 2014) officially retired. Activities I'm still involved in are marked with *.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT
(Technical University of Berlin)

Contract Instructor (Lehrbeauftragter)
Career Communication Skills

http://edu-net.net/comm-skills/
and
TOEFL (Certified TOEFL iBT Test Administrator)
http://edu-net.net/toefl_ibt/

BEUTH HOCHSCHULE FÜR TECHNIK BERLIN
(University of Applied Sciences of Berlin)

Contract Instructor (Lehrbeauftragter)
Business English for Engineers 1 & 2
http://www.edu-net.net/BHT/BE4E1/
http://www.edu-net.net/BHT/BE4E2/

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
http://edu-net.net/our-school/fraunhofer/index.htm

TRANSLATION / EDITING

Books
BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
Annäherung und Distanz: Schia, Azhar und die islamische Ökumene im 20. Jahrhundert
"Islamic Ecumenism In The 20th Century: The Azhar And Shiism Between Rapprochement And Restraint" by Dr. Rainer Brunner
Translation: German => English
Publication: summer 2005, ISBN: 9004125485
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/9004125485/qid=1106085154/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/
102-9012828-9045728?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Versicherungsvertragsrecht in den Arabischen Staaten
"Insurance Contact Law in the Arab States" by Dr. Kilian Rudolf Bälz
Translation: German => English

Articles, Reports, etc. (German => English)
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ISST)
*
Website:http://www.isst.fraunhofer.de/en.html
Annual Report 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009
There used to be a branch of the Institute in Berlin.

FRAUNHOFER Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)*
Website: http://www.hhi.fraunhofer.de/
Various articles, flyers, presentations

FRAUNHOFER Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)*
Website: http://www.ipk.fraunhofer.de/en/homepage/
Various articles, flyers, presentations

ENERGY WATCH GROUP
Various online publications
http://www.energywatchgroup.org/

UNIVERSITY OF BERN, SWITZERLAND, Department of Islamic Studies
Translation of numerous academic articles, lectures: German => English
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schulze, Dr. Priska Furrer

BUNDESZENTRALE FÜR POLITISCHE BILDUNG
(THE GERMAN FEDERAL AGENCY FOR  CIVIC EDUCATION)

GERMAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

THE GoBi RESEARCH PROJECT
Assessing Biodiversity Governance and Management Approaches - Humboldt University of Berlin

MISEREOR

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK)

University of Greifswald / INSTITUTE FOR GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY*
Prof. Susanne Stoll-Kleemann / Chair of Sustainability Science and Applied Geography
Website: http://www.mnf.uni-greifswald.de/departments/geo/geography/sustainability-science-and-applied-geography/our-team/prof-dr-susanne-stoll-kleemann.html?L=1
Translation and editing of numerous scientific articles

Certification
UNESCO, Paris
03.99 - Present
Arabic => English Translation
Passed qualifying exam: summer 1999

Online Editing
CHECKpoint.eLearning*
Editor of English-language section
http://www.checkpoint-elearning.com/imprint/

WEBSITE FOR LANGUAGE SERVICES

English / Arabic / German
www.our-school.com


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EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

ARMED FORCES HOSPITAL, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
06.81 - 08.84
Education and Training Coordinator
Established Training Department (had been in Human Resources). Developed, organized, and evaluated (with technical staff) all hospital training programs - technical as well as language - for Saudi staff (excluding physicians). Helped select and was the responsible contact person for Saudi staff members, including physicians, sent to the USA for training.

CONSULTANT

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Cairo, Egypt
10.84 - 04.85
English Language Project Researcher
Worked extensively with U.S. Chamber of Commerce to develop detailed, industry-specific needs analysis of English-language proficiency levels.

TEACHER TRAINING

GERMAN FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Bad Honnef
(Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung)
04.88 - 08.89
Teacher Trainer: Language Department
Trained individuals from developing countries to teach their native languages to German technical development experts.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

BERLITZ DEUTSCHLAND, Berlin - Eschborn
08.97 - 05.99
Online and In-Company Language Trainer / Business Correspondence Consultant

Business and General English. Contributed to continuously updated resource reference work on business correspondence.

TELELANGUE, Montpellier, France
03.96 - 05.96
In-Company Training
Business English in corporations

YEMEN HUNT OIL CO., Training Department, Sanaa, Yemen
08.92 - 08.95
English Language Instructor
Responsible for development, organization, instruction, and evaluation of programs in technical English for the oil industry, English for management, and general English. Supervised team of Yemeni instructors (including recruiting / interviewing new hires). Helped select and was the responsible contact person for Yemeni employees sent to the USA for training.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS PROJECTS, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
06.91 - 08.92
Training Department
Technical English for airports, management, maintenance

PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL, Palm Springs, CA
01.91 - 06.91
Bilingual Education Program
General English

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
09.89 - 12.90
English Language Center
English for the hotel industry, general English

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE, Mulhouse, France
01.89 - 06.89
In-Company Training
Business English in corporations

CARL SCHURZ HAUS , Freiburg, Germany
06.87 - 07.88
German-American Cross-Cultural Program
Business, general, and conversational English

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY and US EMBASSY, Cairo, Egypt
11.84 - 03.85
English as a Foreign Language
University: English for academic purposes
Embassy: report writing, English for management

RIYADH UNIVERSITY, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
09.79 - 05.80
Faculty of Science
Technical and academic English


ARABIC LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

GERMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICE, Berlin
(Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst)
04.86 - 05.87
Pre-Departure Training Program
Arabic for technical development workers going to Yemen

RIYADH UNIVERSITY, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
09.79 - 05.80
Faculty of Science
Arabic for expatriate staff

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI
09.74 - 06.75, 01 - 06.1978
Teaching Assistant in Arabic

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
09.72 - 06.73
Teaching Fellow in Arabic


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EXPERIENCE IN DOCUMENTATION

U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BRANCH OFFICE, Cairo, Egypt
01 - 08.85
Proofreader for Acquisitions Catalogue
Checked acquisition cards in English, Arabic, French, and German

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
10.79 - 05.80
Documents Officer / Librarian
Established in-house reference library for technical experts and staff. Reported directly to Resident Representative.


EXPERIENCE IN INTERPRETATION

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, D.C.
08.80 - Present
Escort / Interpreter - Arabic (Freelance / Part-time)
Accompany and interpret for official guests of Department of State from various Arab countries.


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ACADEMIC TRAINING

PH.D. CANDIDATE, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Near Eastern Studies
Ann Arbor, MI, 1975
A Sociolinguistic Inquiry in the Yemeni Tihama (Dissertation not finished)

M.A., UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Education
Ann Arbor, MI, 1978
Education Planning for National Development

M.A., UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Near Eastern Studies
Ann Arbor, MI, 1974
Arabic Linguistics

M.A., STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO - Linguistics
Buffalo, NY, 1972
Sociolinguistics

B.A., STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO - Linguistics
Buffalo, NY, 1970
Theoretical Linguistics

CERTIFICATE, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - English Language Institute
Ann Arbor, MI, 1977
Teacher Education Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language


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PERSONAL INFORMATION

CITIZENSHIP
USA (Unlimited residence / work permit for Germany)

MARITAL STATUS
Married (my wife is German)

LANGUAGES
English, German, Arabic, French

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
Windows, MS Office, incl. Front Page, Internet, html

PUBLICATIONS
"A Sketch of the Arabic Dialect of the Central Yemeni Tihama"
in Al-Arabiyya, Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic
Vol. 11, No. 1/2, 1978

"A Critical Bibliography of Educational Films on the Middle East",
University of Michigan Center for Middle East Studies, 1976

ACADEMIC HONORS
Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellow
National Defense Foreign Language Fellow
New York State Regents' Scholar

MEMBERSHIPS
Fulbright Association (Lifetime Member)


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Last updated: 29.08.2015