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Julia Isaac Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Graduate Certificate in Spanish Translation
Degrees
BA-ESL Teaching (ISP no. 8, Argentina); BA-English-Spanish Translation (ISP no. 8, Argentina) MA-Foreign Languages (West Virginia University) MA-SFL Teaching (UIMP, Spain)

Bio
Julia obtained two BA's in her home country, Argentina; Teaching of English as a Second Language, and English<>Spanish Translation at the Instituto Superior del Profesorado No. 8 in the city of Santa Fe. She held an English for Specific Purposes teaching position at the Red Cross School of Higher Education in Esperanza (Argentina) for three years, and has been a freelance translator since 2007. In 2013, she came to the US to pursue a MA in Foreign Languages (Spanish/Linguistics) in West Virginia University, after which she worked as an Interpreter, Translator & Cultural Mediator at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and then as the Translation Project Manager of the Translation & Interpreting Office at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Since August 2017, she serves as a Professorial Lecturer of Spanish and Translation at American University and, since Fall 2018, Julia is also the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Spanish Translation. In 2020 she obtained her second MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Universidad Internacional Meléndez Pelayo in Spain, and in 2021, she obtained a Graduate Certificate in Translation Teaching at the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been a board member of the NGO Centro Argentino (CEGA) since 2018, and since 2020, she serves as a Bilingual Coordinator for the non-profit Gaithersburg Help, in addition to being deeply engaged with multiple non-profits focused on aiding the Latino population in the US through continuous partnerships established by way of AU.
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • SPAN-456 Spanish Topics: Legal Spanish

  • SPAN-458 Intro to Spanish Translation

  • SPAN-459 Advanced Spanish Translation

  • SPAN-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Legal Spanish

Fall 2021

  • SPAN-458 Intro to Spanish Translation

  • SPAN-459 Advanced Spanish Translation

  • SPAN-459 Advanced Spanish Translation