Եվրոպական լեզուների և հաղորդակցության ֆակուլտետ
Faculty of European Languages and Communication
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Sona Anne Sahakian

Lecturer | Translation Studies Department
Education
(July6-30) CELTA Certificate with ESOL ARM
2005 Institute of Languages, University of NSW, Randwick Certificate in TESOL
2006 ‘NAATI Certificate Course for Translation and Interpretation’
Yerevan ‘Brusov’ Pedagogical University, Yerevan, Armenia
Diploma in Ed. (5 year course)
(Recognised in Australia as Masters in education and Languages)

Employment history
2018 March to 2019 December- American University of Armenia
English Language Instructor

2017- CURRENT- Yerevan State University
Department of Theoretical and Practical Translation
Position: Lecturer
Subjects of Focus: Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting and Translation
English Language (Lexica)

2016(April)- CURRENT- British Council Armenia
IELTS Academic and General Trainer and Examiner

2011-2017 Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences in the name V. Brosov
Position: Senior Lecturer
Lectured in the subjects of:
Academic Writing Skills
Practical Phonetics
Practical Translation
Academic Speaking Skills (Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking and Presentations)

Section Leader/Advisor for the subject of Academic Speaking Skills
2011-1999 University of NSW, Institute of Languages
Position:Armenian Language Assessor (both dialects)
Duties performed:
Assessing and grading Armenian test papers
Evaluating applicant’s Armenian both interpreting
and translation skills

2011-2007 Principal
Hamazkaine Educational and Cultural Society-Sevan
Chapter’s Serop Papazian Saturday School
Duties performed:
School Syllabus design
Organisation of School rules and regulations
Problem Solving
Human Resources

2011-2006 Director
KMA Smothely P/L
Duties Performed:
Tutoring of K-12 English, General Ability,
Selective School, HSC programmes.

2007 2010 Company: CSA Training Services
Position: English Teacher, trainer and Assessor
Duties performed:
Trainer for the LLNP
Assessor for the LLNP
Lesson plan design

2006-2008 Company: James An Coaching College, Liverpool
Position: Part-time English/math/GA teacher/Instructor
Duties performed:
Primary and high school English
Primary Maths
General Abilities(GA)
HSC English
Selective School test prep. Course

Company: James An Coaching College, Campsie
Position: Casual English teacher
Duties performed:
Creative Writing Course
Selective School writing Course
Primary and High School English

Company: MTC work Solutions, Marrickville
Position: casual English teacher
Duties performed:
High school Literacy/Numeracy teacher
Primary School Literacy/Numeracy teacher

1997-2004 Bayazet Services PTY. Ltd.
Position: Co-Director
Duties: Administration duties, Co-ordiating staff, Customer service
Complaints handling and OH&S
Tutoring Studies of English, Mathematics and Science

Company: Universal English College, Sydney
Position: ELICOS teacher
Duties performed:
General English for all levels
Academic English
Cambridge Course
Study tours
High School prep Course
EAP English

Company: International College of English, Sydney
Position: ELICOS teacher
Duties performed:
General English for all Levels
Academic English
Light Administration Duties

Company: American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Position: English Lecturer/Instructor
Duties performed:
Intensive English Program for post-Graduates
Business English
Writing Course
Summer English Course for Business
Curriculum Design and Implementation

Company: Yerevan ‘Brusov’ Pedagogical University of Yerevan,
Armenia
Position: English and Phonetics Lecturer
Duties performed:
English Lecturer for year 3 and 4 Undergraduates
Practical and Theoretical Phonetics Lecturer
Interpreting and Translating Lecturer

Voluntary/Community work
2007-2011 Company: Hamazkaine Educational & Cultural Centre in South Western Region “S. Papazian” Saturday Community Saturday School
Position: Principal
2007-2011 Company: Armenian Hamazkaine Educational & Cultural Centre in South Western Region
Position: Vice-President of Committee In charge of the Folk Dance groups
2000-2008 Company: The Armenian Apostolic Church, Willoughby
Position: Voluntary worker for the Armenian Community
Duties performed:
Interpreting
Translating
Social events
Volunteer Personal Assistant and Interpreter for the President of the Olympic Committee of Armenia

Languages spoken *English native
Armenian (Fluent in both western and Eastern Dialect)
Russian (Spoken, at an Intermediate level)