Bianka

14 November 1974:

Born in Teterow (Germany) as the daughter of a nurse/bank clerk and an industrial mechanic

1981 - 1991:

Elementary School and Secondary School
Qualified Degree (Awarded for Completing Secondary School)

1989:

I moved to the region of Osnabrueck

1991 - 1994:

College in Osnabrueck, Germany: A-levels with good marks, English and Spanish as relevant exam subjects

1994 - 1997:

Commercial training at business school and in an industrial company: Degree taken in association with the German Chamber of Trade and Commerce

1998:

Inlingua Language School, Osnabrueck: Educational studies and preparation for the commercial correspondents exam (German title Fremdsprachenkauffrau Englisch). Degree in association with Inlingua and the German Chamber of Trade and Commerce

1999:

Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Muenster/Germany: Seminar Introduction and practice concerning export laws and export documents

2001:

Educational Studies and preparation for the translator's exam (German title Übersetzerin Englisch). Degree taken in association with the German Chamber of Trade and Commerce

1 September 2001:

I moved to Switzerland, to the canton of St. Gallen

1997 - 2002:

Secretarial and administrative as well as a translator's and commercial correspondent's work in export departments of several German and Swiss companies

since 2002:

Work as an English and German teacher of all Cambridge and Goethe levels at business and language schools.
Regular sideline translations of texts at all levels and topics

2003:

Inlingua Language School St. Gallen
Educational studies and preparation for the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (exam successfully completed in December 2003)

13 February 2004:

I moved to the canton of Bern

2004 - 2005:

Seminar for Adult Education, Bern
(Swiss name Berner Seminar für Erwachsenenbildung): Educational studies and training for the qualification as a Federal Adults Instructor (Swiss title Eidgenössische Fachausbildnerin).

Since 2004:

Language Tutor, Translator and Interpretator English & German (all ALTE, Cambridge, IELTS, Goethe and other institutions'/authorities' language levels) as well as all related office work as a Consultant/Manager for all tasks concerning the above-mentioned functions

2006 - 2011:

Exams Administrator at the Cambridge ESOL Examinations Centre, Bern

2009 - 2010:

Inlingua Language School Bern:
Educational studies and preparation for the Cambridge International Legal English Certificate Exams (exam successfully completed in May 2010)

Since May 2011:

Open University, Milton Keanes/GB: Distance-learning studies in preparation of the Certificate in Professional Management (successfully passed exams), continuing with the Open Bachelor studies (in progress)

Since August 2011:

Translator and interpreter for the Cantonal Police and the Supreme Court of the Canton Bern

September 2011 - May 2012:

Consular Assistant at the British Embassy in Bern

January 2012:

10-day course Consular Assistance Work Overseas & successfully passed final exams

Since May 2012:

British Council Bern and Berner Fachhochschule BFH: Registered freelance exams supervisor for IELTS and other English exams at all levels

6 September 2013:

Marriage

September 2013:

Open University: Introduction to Social Sciences (successfully passed exams)

May/June 2014:

2-day course "Interpreting for the Bernese Judiciary and Police Authorities" (with exam successfully passed on 18 June 2014)

October 2014 - June 2015:

Open University: Module "D240 Psychology: Counselling exploring fear and sadness" (successfully passed exams)

April 2017:

Accepted Swiss Citizenship