Elizabeth Caplan-Carbin

Translation and other language experience


Designer and developer of software and interactive webpages for German language pedagogy and practice.
University of Tennessee-Martin 8/02 - Present, Martin, TN - Assistant Professor of German

University of South Florida 8/95 - 8/02 Tampa, FL - German Instructor
German TA Coordinator - Division of Language and Literature - USF
President/Treasurer - Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society.
Creator of Deutsch im Netz   Internet Website for German on the Web.
Curator and Manager of German Online Interactive and of Foreign Language Resources.
Instructional Design, Authoring, Graphic Design for Multimedia software specializing in foreign language instruction.
Author of extensive Animated Grammar series available online.
Course Design in Language Lab Design
Curriculum design specialist - child, adolescent and adult language acquisition.
Faculty advisor for the Univ. of So. Fla. German Club.

M.A. - Washington University Dept. of Germanic Language and Literature. 8/86 - 6/92 St. Louis, MO -Ph.D. Candidate/Teaching Asst. - German Instructor. Masters plus two years doctoral work.
President of German Club (Wrote articles of constitution).
Directed theatrical productions in German.
Studied German Drama, Fin de Siecle Literature, Germanic Phonetics,Middle High German, Old English, contemporary German dialects.
Professional tutoring and translation through departmental recommendation and through recommendation of the Goethe Institute.
Four years Teaching Assistantship and University Scholarship.
University Study Abroad Scholarship.

2001 Translated medical SOP documents for CODON Biomedical Tissue Engineering.

2000 Translated legal contracts for Citicorp, Global Division.

1999 Translated private collection of  historical letters.

1998 Studied French at the Boston Language Institute

1998 Planned and implemented custom curriculum for families of mixed ages.

1997-Translation for Danka Industries product conference marketing script: English > German

1986-present Freelance Translation for private clients and TCs. Projects include paleontology notes, medical data, genealogy and personal data certificates (birth, death,marriage etc.).

1991-present German Instructor - private students and tutorials, implementing custom designed coursework.

1992 German Instructor at the Foreign Language Institute of the Forsythe School,St. Louis, MO.

1991-92 German Instructor - 2 sections. German 106 - Advanced reading (and translation) for graduate students (in disciplines other than German). Washington University.

1991  Translation of legal documents for private client concerning custody dispute.

1989-91 German Drill instructor German 101, 102 Washington University, St. Louis,MO.

1979-90 Total of 20 months living in Germany. (Ruhr Gebiet, Bayern, & Baden-Wurtemburg).

1989-90 Attended University of Cologne, Germany (including Oberseminare in Germanistik).

1989 Interpreter for Harbour Production Co. and ATF Production Co. Dorsten, Germany. (Two American entertainment troupes stationed in Traumland Park,Kirchellen, Germany).

1988 Translation: "Die Wahre Geschichte des Ah Q", a play by Heinrich Heine.

1986 Completed Mittelstufe III at the Goethe Institute, Freiburg im Br., Germany.

1979 Studied Germanistik at Bayreuth Universität, Bayreuth, Germany.

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Skills:   Capabilities and Interests

Languages German-fluent, French-proficient, Serbo-Croatian-survival level.
Hardware PC, 500MHz, 128 mg ram, 17gb HD, Cable Modem, Color printer, OCR color Scanner, DAT recorder, PC camera, PC drawing pad. 
Software Windows XP, MS Office XP;  Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visual Basic, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Authorware, Pagemaker 5.0, Hyperstudio, HTTP, FTP, Netmeeting A/V Conferencing, PaintShopPro, Scanning Software and more.
Translation  Specialization  General: Computers (Software Localization, Telecommunications, Telephony Protocols), Journalism, Literature, Business (Marketing/Advertising), Medicine (general), Steel Manufacturing, Paleontology, Technical Theater. Aviation-Ballooning, Political Science, Natural Science, Agriculture, Herbology, German Dialects.
Additional Skills Desktop Publishing, Copy-writing, Editing, Proofreading,Website Publishing, Computer Based Training, Instructional Design, Stage Directing and Lighting Design, Musical proficiency: Flute, Piano, Guitar.
This information available online: http://webgerman.com/german/Caplan
Lizz Caplan-Carbin:  lcaplan@chuma1.cas.usf.edu
Last Update 4/16/04
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