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Jean Yates

Professorial Lecturer
World Languages and Cultures

  • Jean Yates begins teaching Spanish at American University this Fall Semester of 2012. She has taught English as a Second Language and Spanish at Northern Virginia Community College, Marymount University, the Australian National University, and Dhaka University (Bangladesh); Spanish-English translation at the Canberra (Australia) College of Advanced Education; and, most recently, Spanish language and Spanish-English translation at George Washington University. She has conducted corporate training in both languages for private and international organizations both in Washington, D.C. and abroad, and has worked as a free-lance translator in Washington, Spain, Australia, and Bangladesh. She has published 5 books for the self-study of Spanish and English for Barron’s Educational Series, and 10 for McGraw-Hill, several of which are now in their second and third editions. She is particularly interested in Spanish-English translation and in the description and translation of discourse markers in Spanish and English, and in ways to incorporate their acquisition into all levels of instruction.
  • Degrees

    M.A. Linguistics, American University; PhD. Spanish Philology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • CAS - World Languages and Cultures
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