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October 04, 2016

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Aza Sanducci

P.O.BOX 913

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Phone: 949-***-**** E-mail:


Ad Quality Rater - Russian 08/2016 to Present

Google / Zero Chaos

• Rate ads in Russian and English based on the given criteria

• Provide feedback and analysis by identifying the errors, awkward language use. Certified All Calls Phone and Video Remote Interpreter in Russian and Azerbaijani; Certified Monitor for the Department of Homeland Security; Certified Court Interpreter 04/2008 to Present Language Line Solutions, Monterey, CA

• Monitor the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calls by observing the interpretation of an interpreter, correcting him/her if needed, disqualifying the interpreter from the call if appropriate.

• Interpret the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calls.

• Through LINC, Home Advantage, Olympus, Titan platforms, receive and interpret phone and video calls.

• Interpret all calls from all available fields – medical, court, legal, government, police, insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, Administration of Social Security, Social Services, Human Resources, banks, Homeland Security, FBI, Border Patrol, law enforcement, airports, hotels, hospitals, major computer companies, embassy and consulate.

• Interpret international calls from UK, Canada for the police and hospitals.

• Understand and type information on the Notepad in both English and Russian/ Azerbaijani language accurately and completely, with good grammar and spelling as a Video Interpreter.

• Have advanced skills in the cultural dynamics (cultural implication and idiomatic expression) of both Russian/Azerbaijani and English.

• Possess excellent listening, retention and note taking skills to maintain a high level of accuracy.

• Master knowledge of industry-specific terminology with on-going study of glossaries and training materials, including scripts provided by the clients.

• Able to concentrate, stay detached from the conversation, remain neutral and objective at all times.

• Follow client's instructions closely.

• Explain certain cultural concepts to avoid miscommunication with the permission or at request of the client. Faculty Consultant for the Test of English for International Communication (STOEIC); Certified TOEFL iBT Speaking and Writing Rater 12/2007 to 07/2012

Operational Test Program; Educational Testing Service, ETS Online Scoring Network (OSN) Ewing, NJ

• Perform operational scoring of STOEIC test program examinees’ responses

• Score the essay or constructed response portions of PRAXIS II holistically.

• Evaluate the overall quality of thinking and writing against PRAXIS standards Lecturer 09/06 to 10/2013

UC Davis, Experimental College, Davis, CA

• Develop and present courses of Conversational Russian - Fundamentals, Russian for Travelers; Modern Turkic Studies – Historical Overview of the Turkic Nations. Scorer for CA Subject Examinations for Teachers ( CSET- Russian) 06/07 to Present National Evaluations Systems, Inc., Sacramento, CA

• Participate in scoring sessions (ESL, Russian) for California Subject Examinations for Teachers 2

Member of Board of Directors 11/05 to Present

Assistance for All (AFAL), Sacramento, CA

• Have the authority to exercise any of the powers prescribed by CA Corporations Act Employment Case Manager 03/04 to 10/06

The International Rescue Committee, Sacramento, CA

• Develop strategic resettlement plans for clients based on individual background and abilities

• Match refugees and asylees (clients) with local employers

• Establish and teach English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) classes for MG program participants

• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns Teaching Professor 06/01 to 03/04

World Azerbaijanis’ Congress, Sacramento, CA

• Develop and present courses of Azerbaijan language and culture

• Conduct research on Assimilation of Azerbaijanis from Iran and Azerbaijan in the USA- social and linguistic approach

• Prepare articles and interviews for post-Congress information and dissemination Visiting Professor 08/00 to 06/01

International and Area Studies Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

• Develop and present courses of Turkic Studies – Introduction to Turkic Languages

• Conduct research in Russian Studies – Cultural Nomadism and Russian Identity in Letters of British Travelers in the Medieval Ages.

• Deliver guest lectures on Caucasian and Turkic Studies to undergraduate students Tenured Professor 04/97 to 08/00

Translation and Interpretation Department, Azerbaijan State University of Foreign Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan

• Provide courses in Russian-English, Azerbaijani–English Translation and Interpretation

• Develop and conduct strategic planning for long-term and short-term research projects

• Create program of comparative studies of Russian/Azerbaijan and British/American cultures Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor 02/88 to 03/97

Translation and Interpretation Department, Azerbaijan State University of Foreign Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan

• Provide courses in Russian-English, Azerbaijani–English Translation and Interpretation

• Develop and conduct strategic planning for long-term and short-term research projects Translator/Interpreter 02/86 to 02/88

Azerkoopvneshtorg International Trade Company, Baku, Azerbaijan

• Translate business documentation into Russian, Azerbaijan, and English

• Participate in commercial and financial negotiations with foreign companies

• Interpret business negotiations at different public events for government officials EDUCATION

M.A. – PhD. in Linguistics, Az.Academy of Sciences, Baku, 1992-1997 Concentration: Linguistics, Turkic Studies, Language Development and Multilanguage Interrelations B.A.- M.A. in Education with Honors, Az. State University of Foreign Languages, Baku, 1985-1990 Concentration: Teaching ESL at university level, Translation and Interpretation CREDENTIALS, CERTIFICATES, HONORS AND AWARDS

• Clearance at the following levels - PCII (Protected Critical Infrastructure Information); SSI (Sensitive 3

Security Information); SBU. 2005, 2015

US Department of Homeland Security

• Certification of Commendation – Excellence in Performance. 2013 Language Line Solutions

• Certificate of Service for Participation on the Standard Setting Panel for the CA Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) program. 2007

Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Evaluation Systems, Sacramento, CA

• President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2006.

US President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, Washington, DC

• Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Service. 2006 US Senator Barbara Boxer, Sacramento, CA

• Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. 2007, 2004, 2003, 2001 International Library of Poetry, USA

• Faculty Development Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley 2000 UC Berkeley, CA, USA

• ESL Specialist Credential. 1996

Oxford University, United Kingdom

• ESL Specialist Credential - EFL Development for Teachers. 1995 The British Council Training Centre, Baku

• Grand Prix Award for “The Best Scientific Publication in Humanities”.1989 Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, Baku

• Grand Prix for “The Best Pronunciation in English”. 1987 Azerbaijan State University of Foreign Languages, Baku CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

• Commission on Teacher Credentialing and National Evaluation Systems. December 2007 Panel Member at the Conference for the CA Subject Examinations for Teachers

• Stanford University. November 2005

Presenter for Refugee Women in Development – From Victims to Re-Builders of Society. Stanford, CA

• US Office of Refugee Resettlement, CA Technical Assistance Consultation. October 2004 Presenter for The Role of the IRC in Resettlement of Refugees and MG Program Sacramento, CA

• Tabriz State University. March 2002

Seminar Developer and Presenter for Educational Games and Language Training .Tabriz, Iran

• Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Graduate Students Conference. September 1999 Presenter for Contemporary Azerbaijani and Development Tendency. Baku, Azerbaijan

• Iowa University. November 1998

Presenter for Language Contacts at the Lexical - Semantic Level. Des-Moines, Iowa GRANTS RECEIVED

Grant from Institute of Open Society established by G.Soros. November 1999 Grant from the International Rescue Committee. May 2004 ACADEMIC and NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Central Eurasian Studies Society, Harvard University. Member. 2006 to Present Sacramento Senior Legal Hotline. Volunteer Translator/Interpreter. 2005 to 2010 Jewish Congregation - B’ Nai Israel, Sacramento, CA. Member. 2003 to Present Az. Association of ESL Teachers, Baku, Azerbaijan. Member. 1998 to 2001 Iowa University Foreign Language Association, Iowa. Member. 1998 to Present PUBLICATIONS


• Ancient Turks. USA. 2016. ( - in process of being published in hard copy.

• The International Who’s Who in Poetry, “The One”, USA, Library of Congress, 2004

• The Colors of Life, USA, Library of Congress, 2003 4

• The Falling Star, USA, Library of Congress, 2001

• Lexico-Semantic Contacts of Languages from Different Language Systems – Azerbaijan, English, Russian. Baku, Azerbaijan Academy of Science Publishing House, 2000

• The Role of Games in Teaching English. Baku, Azerbaijan State University Publishing House, 2000

• Is It Possible to Teach Language by Playing? Methodological recommendations to university teachers, Baku, Nurlan Publishing, 1999

• Terminology of the West-European Origin in the Azerbaijan Language of the XIX c. Baku, Tabib Publishing House, 1996

• How to Compile Business Letter, International Telegram, Telex, Baku, Sabakh Publishing, 1994 Articles:

• “Azeri - Turkisms used by English Men-of-letters of the XVI century”, Cevren, Center for Balkan Turkology Researches, Republic of Kosovo, 2007

• “Different Types of Inter-Linguistic Contacts”, Tadqiqlar No.2, Baku, 2000

• “About Language Intercourse”, Tadqiqlar, No.2, Baku, 2000

• “Difficulties Related to the Translation of Infinitive from English into Azerbaijani”, Meqaleler Toplusu, No.4, Baku, 2000

• “Common Features of Two Languages that Belong to Different Language Systems - Azerbaijani and English”, Filologiya Meselelerine Dair Tematik Toplu, No.1, Baku, 1999

• “Interacting Sources of Azerbaijani and English”, Filologiya Meselelerine Dair Tematik Toplu, No.1, Baku, 1999

• “English Azerbaijan Contacts at Lexical - Semantic Level”, the IFLA Bulletin, Volume V, No.2, Des-Moines, Iowa, USA, 1998

• “Development Tendency of Contemporary Azerbaijan”, Tezisler, Baku, 1999

• “Factors Influencing the Development of Azerbaijani”, Filologiya meselelerine Dair Tematik toplu, No.1, Baku, 1998

• “English-Turkic Language Interactions”, Filologiya Meselelerine Dair Tematic Toplu, Baku, 1998

• “Phraseology in American and British English”, Dil ve Adabiyyat, No.1, Baku, 1997

• “Problem of Status Establishment of English Language Used in US - Different Approaches to it”, Logos, Baku, 1997

• “A History of Development of British and American English”, Filologiya Meseleleri, No.8, Baku, 1997

• “British and American English – Different Methods of Language Analysis”, Filologiya Meseleleri, Nezeriyye ve Metodika, No.8, Baku, 1997

• “Some Spelling Differences in American and British English”, Filologiya Meseleleri, No.8, Baku, 1997

• “Linguistic and Cultural Grounds for Penetration of West-European Terms into 19th c.” Azerbaijani,Dil ve AdabiyyatNo.2, Baku,1996

• “West-European Terminology in the Language of Azerbaijan Philosopher M.F.Akhundov” (Sevilizasion), Filoloji Arasdirmalar, Baku, 1996

• “M.F.Akhundov’s Merit in Attracting West-European Terminology into Azerbaijani”, Filoloji Arasdirmalar, Baku, 1996

• “Borrowing of West-European Terms in 19th c. Azerbaijani”, Azerbaijan Filologiyasi Meseleleri, Baku, 1995

• “The Policy of Lexical Borrowing from the West”, Azarbaijan Filologiyasi Meseleleri, Baku, 1995

• “From West to East”, Azarbaijan Filologiyasi Meseleleri, Baku, 1995 LANGUAGES

Fluent in Russian, Azerbaijani

Can read and write in French, Persian, Arabic

Good command of Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Turkmen, Turkish, Ghaghauz languages

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