Prof. Salvatore Averna

Professional Profile

Enrolled as translator in the Register of Court-appointed technical consultants and in the Register of the Chamber of Commerce.


CURRENT JOBS
Contracted teacher of English for Tourism, Department of Finance, Management and Business Law, University of Bari.

Contracted teacher of English, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Bari.

PREVIOUS JOBS AND APPOINTMENTS

Teacher of "Diplomatic English" on behalf of the Italian Diplomatic Academy, NGO Affiliated with UNITED NATIONS DPI.

Teacher of Language and Translation - English Language, Course of Cultures of Modern Languages and of Tourism, Department of Letters, Language, Arts, University of Bari (contracted lecturer).

Mentor for the Translation Mentoring Programme addressed to new professional translators, promoted by the Italian Network of the ITI-Institute of Translation and Interpreting, UK.

Teacher of English, Course of Economics and Business (2nd level), Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods, University of Bari (contracted lecturer).

Member of the Examining Board for Scientific English, Course of Motor Activities and Sports Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Bari.

Member of the Teacher Evaluation Committee, Gabelli Comprehensive Institute, Bari, appointed by the Regional School Office for Apulia.

Member of the Committee for the relationships between ABC (Association for Business Communication-USA) and MLA (Modern Language Association-USA).

Teacher of English, Course of Economics and Business and the course of Economics and Strategies for International Markets (2nd level), Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods, University of Bari.

Teacher of English, Course of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, University of Bari, Brindisi branch.

Teacher of English, Courses of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Engineering, Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics, Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering, Polytechnic of Bari.

Teacher of Scientific English, DESMO post-graduate specialization course aimed at modeling and service delivery optimization for the Italian national postal network (Poste Italiane), Polytechnic of Bari.

Teacher of English, Course of Science of Materials, Faculty of Science, University of Bari.
Teacher of English, courses of ICT Science, Environment and Maritime Management, Faculty of Science, University of Bari, Taranto branch.

Contracted lecturer for Translation Specialization courses (Business English), Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, University of Bari.

Teacher of English in a course for Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians (IT Academy), Romanazzi Business High School, Bari.

Expert teacher in Business English, course geared to the attainment of Cambridge Business English Certificates, Romanazzi Business High School, Bari.

CURRICULAR TEACHER OF ENGLISH

Italian State Secondary Schools, Ministry of Education (14 years).

TRAINER

Teacher of English for Specific Purposes in the post-graduate training courses to teach in schools, promoted by SSIS (School of Specialization), University of Bari.

Trainer and e-tutor of trainee teachers and curricular teachers for courses on Teaching English and teaching in Multimedia Environment, promoted by the Ministry of Education and organized by the University of Bari as part of the TFA, PAS (Teacher Qualification) courses, besides other training courses promoted by National Institutions (Indire) or schools (Bari, Polignano, Conversano, Triggiano, Corato, Altamura).

Trainer for the introduction of Interactive Whiteboards for various subjects (member of the regional roll of Teacher Tutors for Interactive Whiteboard training).

Teacher of English for the course of Industrial Engineering and Management, Polytechnic of Bari.

Coordinator of the course on English for Lawyers, Spegea School of Management, Bari.

Workshop for teachers on teaching modern languages with Interactive Whiteboards, Oxford University Press, Romanazzi Business High School, Bari.

Courses on Competence Methodology, Assessment and Certification; promoting teaching with Interactive Whiteboards, for teachers and school staff of several schools, Romanazzi Business High School, Bari.

Tutoring teachers in course financed by European funds, on Linguistic and Literary Education in a Plurilingual Perspective, Ministry of Education, Flacco Lyceum, Bari.

Tutoring newly hired teachers across several subjects and school levels, Ministry of Education, "S.G. Bosco" school, Polignano a Mare.

Tutoring teachers in a course financed by European funds, on Language, Literature and Culture in a European Dimension, Ministry of Education, Cartesio High School, Triggiano.

Tutoring teachers in a course financed by European funds, on Linguistic and Literary Education in a Plurilingual Perspective, Ministry of Education, Cagnazzi Lyceum, Altamura.

English Teacher Trainer in a course financed by European funds, on methodology and innovation to promote competence in English Language, Hotel Management High School, Castellana Grotte, Bari.

Teacher Trainer in a course introducing new technologies into teaching, Sarnelli-De Donato Middle School, Polignano a Mare, Bari.

E-tutoring for modern language teachers enrolled in the national training program promoted by the Regional School Office for Apulia, Giovanni Pascoli Middle School, Noicattaro, Bari.

Teacher Trainer for English and E-learning Methodology, S. Simone Lyceum, Conversano and at V. Fornari High School, Molfetta.

Bank clerk (Banca Popolare di Bari) for about 25 years; during the first years in the Foreign Department (documentary credits, export finance etc.) and afterwards in other offices (loans, front-line, back office); Head of the Product Market Development and Study Analysis Office; Head of Credit Lines Revision Office; Team Supervisor for the revision of credit lines; Credit Analyst; dealing with structured finance (project financing); for more than a decade, Clerk Trainer on credit risk analysis.

Commercial Correspondent with an import-export company (marine engines from England and marbles), Sveamare, Bari.

Law Firm Secretary, running errands at the Court, Studio Macario, Bari.

Temporary Clerk on behalf of Bernadette Bureau recruiting agency in London; placements at Chrysler International and BBC Publications.

MEMBER OF EXAMINING BOARDS

Associate member of the Board in charge of assessing prospective state teachers (A050-Sciences) with reference to their competence in English Language, on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

Member of the Board examining trainee teachers sitting the final qualifying examination of the "PAS-Percorsi Abilitanti Speciali" (Special Qualifying Pathways) courses to teach English in Italian secondary schools, promoted by the Ministry of Education and organized by the University of Bari.

Member of the Examining Board for English Language, Course of Economics and Business (1st level), Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods, University of Bari, Bari.

PROMOTOR OF INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Whole Brain Teaching approach.

OTHER TASKS

Certified Service Checker for mystery shopping activities on behalf of Multisearch AG, International Service Check, Basel.

Online speaker for the courses of Italian Language addressed to the students of the Dickinson College, USA.

EDUCATION

Research Doctorate (Ph.D.) in English for Special Purposes, Faculty of Political Science, University Federico II, Naples; dissertation on business communication.

Qualification as a teacher of English Language in the Italian Secondary Schools.

Degree in Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Bari (Summa cum Laude) in English and French; Dissertation on English for Business Purposes.

SEFIC (Spoken English for Industry and Commerce), pass, advanced Level), London Chamber of Commerce; dissertation on Documentary Credits.

Business English Course at International House, London.

Post-degree specialization course in Intercultural Education, University of Rome 3.

Course of English Language, School of English Studies, Folkestone, U.K.

Banking Specialization course, Banca Popolare di Bari, Bari.

Diploma in Accountancy.

PUBLICATIONS

Language for Business Purposes: An Investigation among Teachers and Students, in "Le Lingue nell'Educazione", April 1989, Ladisa.

English for Business Purposes and Corporate Communication in the New European Context, in "Aronne- Bollettino AITI" (1/98) and in "Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata" (1-4 1998).

New profiles in banks' management, in "BPB News", 1998.

AFFILIATIONS

Translation: A.N.I.T.I. (Italian National Association of Translators and Interpreters), Italian Network of ITI (Institute of Translation & Interpreting, London), Institute of Linguists-London, PROZ, LANGIT, BIBLIT.

Listed on the UK Government website among Italian translators and interpreters.

Linguistics and teaching: AIA (Italian Association of English Studies), LEND (National Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages), ANILS, TESOL- Italy, IATEFL-BESIG, MLA (Modern Language Association, USA).

Training: AIF (Italian Association of Trainers), EFFEBI (banking).

Communication: Eastern Communication Association-USA, ABC (Association for Business Communication, USA).