My approach in immersion. I take personal pride and interest in every student achievement. The use of resources and materials adapt to the learning style (visual, auditive, Kinetic, etc) of the student. Students are motivated by this customized, 'coaching' - style approach to learner.
PhD In French, near- native fluency. Lived and worked in the Netherlands, Italy, Romania. Immigrated in 1982 to the United States. US citizenship. proven career in USAID-funded projects in the developing world, including francophone Africa. Publications in French. Background in International Development francophone area and ESOL teacher in Maryland. Lives on the beltway in Washington DC area.
FRANCESCO A GIOTTA
1985 PhD in French. University of California - Davis
1982-85 Graduate School University of California Davis
1970 Licence ès Lettres. University of Bucharest - Romania
1994 MBA George Mason University
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
2007 – present ESOL Teacher (tenured). Prince Georges’ County Public Schools, Maryland
Teaches ESOL at Elementary or High School levels. Manages all domains of Language instruction, including small group, close reading and composition, testing etc. for 50-70 students / school year.
1994 – 2006 Consultant Public Awareness , Information and Education. International
Conducts public awareness projects for various USAID-sponsored projects in developing countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa. Provides field research, overall communication strategy for multi-media campaigns in support of rule-of-law, capital markets development, and privatization.
1999 -2000 Chief of Party, Kigali, Rwanda.
As part of the collaboration with the Ministry of Justice to implement popular tribunals to deal with the victims and perpetrators of genocide, produces public dissemination brochures, radio shows, other promotional events in French to support justice reform.
1982 – 1986 Teaching Assistant French. Department of French / Italian, Univ. of Davis. CA 95616
Teaches French 1-3, Conversation, Introduction to Literature, Phonetics to undergraduates in one of the best 10 French departments in the country at that time. In parallel, does seminar work in the Graduate School, prepares PhD dissertation in French Linguistics, participates regularly with papers at MLA Annual Conventions, conferences in Davis and Berkeley of learned societies, produces French pronunciation manual. In recognition of his work in promoting interest in French and Romance Linguistics, is elected member of the Société d’Honneur Française.
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
As Senior Researcher. University of Bucharest – Romania, publishes essays in French on topics of World and Comparative Literature (1972-74) and Linguistics (1975-79). Conferences at universities in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Rome.
Languages Fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Romanian
References available upon request.
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