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Silvia Ranson

Silvia Ranson, B.S. in Sociology, currently undertaking M.A. in Foreign Language

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5361 |

Originally from Argentina, Ranson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, along with an Asssociate of Science degree in Scientific and Literary Translation and Interpretation, and an Associate of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Among various teaching experiences, Ranson has mostly dedicated to teaching English to adults in multinational companies and translating documents in the areas of finance, human resources, and manufacturing.

  • Translating documents from English to Spanish, Spanish to English 
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language 
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Teaching Business English 
  • Currently undergoing a Thesis in Sociolinguistics 
  • M.A. in Foreign Language, Literatures and Cultures, expected May 2024
  • Associate of Science in Scientific and Literary Translation and Interpretation, 2014
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 2005 
  • B.S. in Sociology, 1991
  • Association membership: Body of Translators, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, 2017-present

Journal Articles: 

  • "El aprendizaje transformative en El abrazo de la serpiente: Una muestra del cine experimental latinoamericano." Romance Notes. Forthcoming

MIFLC 2022, 71st Annual Conference "Exploring Language and Equity", October 20th-22nd 2022, University of North Carolina Greensboro: Hispanic Studies V: Panel Conference Member: "The Work of Nona Fernandez in Light of Theories of Memory, Human Rights, Space, Contact Zones and Intertextuality". Conference Paper: "The Scope of Human Rights Discourse in The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez."

I taught Spanish 1106 to undergraduates and graduates as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. The GTA program has been a great experimental learning opportunity for me, as a teacher from abroad, allowing me to get familiar with the university educational system in the USA, while receiving guidance and support from my professors and supervisors. I am currently teaching Spanish 3105, and enjoying the experience of mutual learning, as teachers who teach with commitment are always learning from everyday experiences in the classroom. 

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