Leka Bezhani

87 Brantwood Rd , Worcester , MA 01602

phone (508) 795-0561 mobile phone (508) 353-5462 fax (508) 795-0561 email:lekabezhani@yahoo. COM Website: http://Bezhani.net 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Employer: Worcester State College

Title: Part time Professor of Italian Language

Location: Worcester, MA

Duration: 01/2004   -  06/2005

Job Duties: Teaching two classes “Italian language for Beginners 1” and “Italian language for Beginners 2”

 

Employer: Assumption College

Title: Part time Professor of Italian Language

Location: Worcester, MA

Duration: 08/2004   -  012/2006

Job Duties: Teaching two classes of “Italian for Beginners 101/201”

 

Employer: Assabet Valley Regional High School

Title: Part time Professor of Italian Language

Location: Marlborough, MA

Duration: 01/2004   -  012/2005

Job Duties: Teaching tBeginning Italian, Intermediate Italian and advanced Italian.

 

Employer: University of Tirana

Title: Full/Part time Professor of Italian Language and Culture

Location: Tirana, Albania

Duration: 10/1988   -  06/2003

Job Duties: Teaching Italian language, analytical reading and synthetical reading to the third course. Head of the Dept. of Italian 1989-1991

 

Employer: Consulente Albania sh.p.k.

Title: Owner-Manager

Location: Tirana, Albania

Duration: 03/1993   -  06/2003

Job Duties: I have prepared the lessons, trained the academic staff and managed 23 intensive classes of Italian language for more than 200 officers of the Albanian Army, organized and financed from the Italian Army Delegation DIE. In this courses the Albanian officers could learn the basic Italian in only two months, working up to 8 hours per day and learning 1500-2000 words and understanding all the Italian grammar. These courses were a combination of direct teaching, indirect teaching, video and audio courses, computer teaching software, Italian songs, etc. specially prepared for Albanian speakers.

Employer: University of Tirana

Title: Chair, Department of Italian Language.

Location: Tirana, Albania

Duration: 06/1990   -  05/1991

Job Duties: Managing the Italian Language Dept. with 18 professors about 200 students.

Preparing the curricula, the plan of teaching and the teaching programme for each class. Supervising all the examinations, including undergraduate, graduate and post graduate level. Teaching Italian language to the third course, analytical reading and synthetical reading; teaching Pedagogy of Italian language to the third and forth course

Employer: University of Tirana

Title: professor of Italian Language and Pedagogy

Location: Tirana, Albania

Duration: 12/1988  - 05/1990

Job Duties: Teaching Italian language to the third course, analytical reading and synthetical reading; teaching Pedagogy of Italian language to the third and forth course

 

EDUCATION

Major: Pedagogy of Italian Language
School: University of Tirana
Location: Tirana - Albania
Degree: Ph.D.
Completion date:
11/1999

Major: Computer Programming
School: University of Tirana
Location: Tirana - Albania
Degree: Post University Qualification
Completion Date: 06/1991

Major: Training Course for teachers of Italian as a second language.
School: University of Perugia for Foreigners
Location: Italy
Degree: Post University Certificate
Completion Date: 08/1990

Major: Teaching of Italian Language and Culture
School: University of Tirana
Location: Tirana - Albania
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree
Completion Date: 06/1988

Major: Italian Language and Culture
School: High School of Foreign Languages  “Asim Vokshi”
Location: Tirana - Albania
Degree: High School Diploma
Completion date:
11/1999

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

v Highly qualified in intensive and extensive teaching of Italian as a second language.

v Highly qualified in computerized knowledge testing of Italian language & knowledge data analyzing.

v Ability to develop courses in Italian literature, culture and teaching.

v High experience in direct teaching to people from 9 to 65 year old, with any level of education.

v Experienced in all Windows platforms, some Unix/Linux.

v Experienced in programming Basic, Cobol, Clipper Dbase 3, Dbase 4.

v Proficient with Microsoft Office, ms project, ms money, ms publisher, Adobe PhotoShop, Front Page 2000.

 

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

Member of MTA Massachusetts Teachers Association

Member of MLA Modern Language Association of America

I have prepared the lessons, trained the academic staff and managed 23 intensive courses of Italian language for more than 200 officers of the Albanian Army, organized and financed from the Italian Army Delegation DIE. In these Courses the Albanian officers could learn the basic Italian in two months only, working up to 8 hours per day and learning 1500-2000 words and understanding 90% of the Italian grammar. These courses were a combination of direct teaching, indirect teaching, video and audio courses, computer teaching software, Italian songs, etc. specially prepared for Albanian speakers.

Lector and trainer in different seminars organized by the Italian Embassy in Tirana or Italian Ministry of Public Education, IRRSAE of Puglia etc.