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Personal Details
       Name:           Anca-Teodora Serban-Oprescu
       Address:        4 Raul Dorna Street, Bl.Z47, Sc.A, Ap.30, Sector 6, Bucharest,
       Romania
       Tel:           (031) 103 44 77
       Mobile:         0721 225 420
       Email:          teodora.oprescu@ase.ro, teoprescu@yahoo.com


Work experience
Teaching Assistant, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania ( 2006)

     Teaching:
     • Master Program in Business Communication (in English): Interpersonal
Communication: course design, delivery and examination
       • Master Program in International Management and Marketing: Business
Communication (in English): seminar design, examination
       • Tutorial for MA dissertations, Master Program in Business Communication (in
English)
       •Undergraduate level: teaching and assessment:
   English for Specific Purposes
   English for Economics
   Communication Skills for Future Professionals
   Organizational Culture
   Cross-cultural Communication

        Research:
         • presently enrolled in Master Program - Interdisciplinary Master Program in
    English Communication for Education and Research in Business and Economics, Faculty
    of International Economic Relations, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, in an
    attempt to further develop my teaching abilities and integrate my humanities formation
    with the business environment.
        • presently enrolled in the 2nd year of Doctoral School, PhD candidate in Cultural
    and Literary Studies, University of Bucharest, Department of American Studies; in
    the course of elaborating PhD thesis on the Romanian diaspora living in America and
    ways of seeing America from inside America, (Representations of America in Romanian
    literary diaspora - 1980-present)
    • Romanian Economic Personalities and Institutions – added value to European culture –
EPIR PNII contract 91-021/2007.
    ▪ Determination of the first periodo f globalization 1870-1914 and potential for
replication of its characteristics in contemporary settings PNII contract 91-062/2007
    ▪ Romanian cultural Space in transatlantic perspective – from postcomunism la
postaccesion PNII ID_1000




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Instructor, English Department, Faculty of International Relations, Academy of
Economic Studies, Bucharest (2004-2006)

       Tutorials for undergraduate students, teaching and assessment:
      English for Specific Purposes
      English for Economics
      Communication Skills for Future Professionals
      Organizational Culture
      Cross-cultural Communication

   English Consultant and Reporter for the Academy of Economic Studies Virtual
   Campus and Television (2004-2005)

        - provided the English version for the Romanian official site of the Academy of
   Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
        - ensured online consultancy and provided performance feed-back for future students
   of the Academy
        - as campus reporter, designed, co-ordinated and conducted covers on the academic
   life of the university campus; filmed features available at: http://www.ase.ro/studioul-
   tv/index.asp - “With and about young teachers in AES” (“Cu si despre tinere cadre
   didactice”), http://www.ase.ro/studioul-tv/arhiva2006.asp - “Master Programs 2005”
   (“Programe master 2005”)
        - co-ordinated and organised promotional activities, information sessions and
   research networks for a better visibility of the Academy’s educational services.

     Training:(participated in)
     • Techniques of Negotiation and Assertiveness
     • Multicultural Diversity in Human Resources
     • Assertive Communication
     • EuroJobs: Career Development for European Professionals
     Training (as trainer):
     • Professional Business Presentations (Design and Delivery) – for the Romanian
Chambers of Commerce-Bucharest

       Research:
       • Romanian Economic Personalities and Institutions - Romanian Added Value to the
European Identity – study conducted for the National Council for Research in Higher
Education



 Executive Manager, English Speaking Union (ESU) - Romania (2002-2004)

   -   training and assessment: English (all levels)
   -   co-ordinated and organised promotional activities, information sessions and research
       networks involving educators, researchers and other non-governmental bodies for
       promoting English learning as a foreign language, promoting public speaking and
       debate as form of free expression and mutual understanding.
   -   Co-organiser and coordinator of the National Public Speaking Competition (2002,
       2003, 2004)
   -   maintained data systems and made recommendations for future activities of the
       Association, managed workload, provided regular feedback and reports to the
       Chairman of the Association and the Managing Board

       Research:

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       • Master program in Communication and Public Opinion, Faculty of Sociology,
       University of Bucharest; Dissertation paper: The Impact of National Culture on
       Organizational Culture in Romania
       • prepared materials for a forthcoming manual on Public Speaking; This manual is a
       project approved by the Ministry of Education and envisages introducing “Public
       Speaking” as subject to be taught into the Romanian high-school curricula



   Translation / interpreting:
       • performed simultaneous and consecutive interpreting for CODATU – World
       Congress - “Towards More Attractive Urban Transportation”, organized by the
       Ministry of Transport, Constructions and Tourism (April 21-24 2004)
       • certified by the Ministry of Justice as translator and interpreter for English and
       French (2003)



   Qualifications:

       ▪ BA in English and French (University of Bucharest, Romania, 2002)
       ▪ MA in Communication and Public Opinion (University of Bucharest, Romania,
   2004)
       ▪ D.A.L.F. (Diplôme Approfondie de Langue Française, (1998)
       ▪ Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), 2001


   Publications:
Books:
Engleza: Teste de Admitere; ASE 2005 (“English: Entrance Tests for the Academy of
Economic Studies (ASE), Bucharest – CISON Publishing House
Articles:
The Use of English in Romanian Press – Impact and Future Developments in Lomonosov
Conference Volume 2001
Political Correctness: An Island of Opression in a Sea of Freedom in Communication in
Languages-Continuity and Innovation Symposium 2006
The New Face of the Old American Dream, “Old/New Worlds. Spaces of Transition” RAAS-
Fulbright Conference 2006
Re-conceptualizing Romanian diaspora in America, “Romanian Studies International
Symposium (accepted for publication) 2006
Politics of re-location/exile, ExPatriation Conference Ovidius Constanta (accepted for
publication) 2007
Re-contructing America in the Writings of Andrei Codrescu, ExPatriation Conference Ovidius
Constanta (accepted for publication) 2007
- articles for “Bucharest English Teachers Association”-BETA: Action Research in Language
Teaching, Teaching in the Postmodern Society, Goal Achievement in University Education


   Professional memberships:

   Romanian Association for American Studies –RAAS
   English Speaking Union Romania – ESU
   Bucharest English Teachers Association – BETA


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Languages:

▪   English (advanced)
▪   Romanian (native)
▪   French (advanced)
▪   Italian (intermediate)




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