received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at the University of
Paris VIII and a Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of
Paris VII - Jussieu. She is a linguist who understands the essential
role language proficiency plays in intercultural communication.
She founded Linguatheque of Los Angeles, a language school and
translation company. She launched Accent on Languages and Access
Language Services in Berkeley in 1992 and has been the Director since
Ms. Kuipers was the Principal of the French American School in Los
Angeles. She taught at the University of Peru, in Russia, and at
various schools across the United States. She serves as a language
consultant to school districts and numerous companies and organizations.
Ms. Kuipers has been producing language tapes since 1986, and
conducting translation workshops since 1995.
Angela Zawadzki, PhD.
over 20 years of experience as an English-Spanish Federal and
California State certified interpreter, skilled in simultaneous,
consecutive and sight interpreting. She is also an English-Italian
interpreter in the legal and private sectors.
She has worked both in the United States and abroad in a variety of
settings such as State and Federal courts, attorney-client interviews,
depositions, administrative hearings, technical and business
conferences, training seminars, press conferences,
bilateral/multilateral negotiation talks, film festivals, among others.
In addition, she is an experienced language and literature instructor
in Spanish, French, and Italian, as well as a trainer of legal,
community, and educational interpreters and bilingual personnel. She
also designs and teaches workshops for Spanish interpreters planning to
take the California State interpreter exam. Angela earned her graduate
degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California,
Berkeley. Angela was born in Colombia, and has lived in Colombia, the
Netherlands, France, and Italy.