Liliana Sysko

Freelance Language Translator & Outdoor Photograper

Location:Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 Skills
124 E 3rd Ave, apt 208
Anchorage, AK 99501
(916) 715-0591

OBJECTIVE Position of Russian Language Instructor

EXPERIENCE Russian language instructor
Defense Language Institute, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK 2010-2011

Conduct an average of 30 contact hours per week. Use appropriate teaching techniques tailored to the pace of instruction. Provide prompt feedbacks, analysis and recommendations regarding strategies to be applied in order to enhance students’ performance. Consistently employ small group activities in most classroom hours. On a daily basis develop and design supplemental materials based on authentic sources, consistently create listening comprehension and reading comprehension materials. Adapt the existing book materials to the needs of students. Prepare alternative tasks and exercises.

Eligibility specialist/Case Manager
County of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 2007-2010

Review applications; facilitate interviews to determine clients’ eligibility for different benefits. Interpret and explain programs regulations, rules and policies to the clients. Handle crisis situations by authorizing benefits within specific guidelines.

Employment services specialist
Asian resources, Sacramento, CA 2005-2007

Assist clients with job search, job placement, and referral to training resources. Facilitate job search workshops and career fairs. Responsible for outreach and recruitment of new participants for different training programs.

Customer service representative
Maximus, Sacramento, CA 2004-2005

Assisted clients with eligibility, billing and other benefit questions

Community worker
Slavic Community Center of Sacramento, CA 2002-2003

Assisted recent immigrants and low-income families, developed plans to meet the families social, health and educational needs. Performed translation of background documents, diplomas, academic transcripts from Russian and Ukrainian into English and vice versa. Provide translation and interpretation support at training sessions and workshops. Translated articles for Russian newspaper Diaspora.

French/Russian translator and interpreter
Translation Bureau Wanda Kiev, Ukraine 2000-2001

Translated written material from Russian into French and English ensuring that, as far as possible, the translated version is as accurate as the source language text. Translated the following types of documents: scientific; technical; commercial; literary; legal; educational. Read through original material and rewrote it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.

Russian and French language teacher
High School #47 Lviv, Ukraine 1998-1999

Conducted an average of 25 teaching hours per week. Used the target language as a dominant language in class and the only spoken language in class. Made all classes learner centered. Used authentic materials to make tasks more challenging and real life oriented. Graded and scored quizzes and tests objectively and promptly for all students. Provided immediate feedbacks.

EDUCATION Lviv State University, Lviv, Ukraine 1998
MA in French Language and Literature; General Linguistics. 5-years program included coursework in linguistics, methods of teaching foreign languages, theoretical grammar, and study of languages (including English, French, Russian and Ukrainian)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Currently hold secret clearance