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Ms Jana Nahodilova

Biography

Jana completed BA in Legal Studies in Prague in 1999 with a dissertation on Legality of Pornography. She then completed MSc in Gender Studies in 2002 at Birkbeck with dissertation on Emancipation of Czech women. In 2011 she completed her MPhil in Czech Literature at UCL, London with the title 'Czech Mothers: Gender and Nation in Czech Women’s Literature'.

Before joining University of Bristol, Jana has been teaching Czech language since 1995, from one to one to group teaching assignments at all levels - Survival, Beginner’s and Intermediate Czech and Czech for Business.

In addition to her main area of studies and teaching Czech, Jana has also concentrated translation and interpreting. Jana has trained and worked as a translator and interpreter, gaining a Diploma in Translation in 1999 and becoming a member of the Institute of Linguists. Translation work has covered wide range of topics including technical translation and film subtitling (Channel 4 documentary ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’ and films such as Lion King). Interpreting has covered welfare, housing, education, health and immigration. Jana has also designed and delivered a Czech unit on IoLET Diploma in Translation distance learning course and on Subtitling course at City University.

She also regularly assesses translation tests and interpreting abilities for educational institutions and she conducts cultural briefings about the Czech Republic.

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