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A.M. Hansen, MSc

PhD Candidate (GIA) | English Teacher (Language Centre)

HANSEN Annette M.

Goeman Borgesiuslaan 377 I 9722 VJ Groningen

The Netherlands

Date of birth, 4 May, 1988, nationality: American

Dutch residence and work permit

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Teaching English and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is my passion.  I am creative, personable, and proactive in anticipating (students) individuals’ learning requirements with a foreign language.  In my experience as an archaeologist living, studying, and working in 8 different countries worldwide, I have learned that languages are both communication and cultural expression.  With my unique background, I encourage my students to embrace the challenges of learning a new language and immerse themselves in the rich cultural feeling and meaningful dialogue one can experience in another language. I combine creativity and efficiency in my work as a language teacher with the ability to work independently and in a team.

Employment History

2013-present   Secretary | English Editor | Web Editor | RuG | Groningen Institute for Archaeology

2013-present  English Teacher and Tutor | Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG) | Talencentrum

  • Current Courses: Pre-intermediate English (2 sections) and Academic Writing in English (Personal Training Programme)

2012-present   Independent Researcher for Prof. dr. R.T.J. Cappers | RuG - Groningen Institute for Archaeology (GIA) | Archaeobotanical Laboratory

  • Research analysis and summary reports on projects with material from Sudan and Egypt
  • Coordinating collaboration with Tell Hisban Excavation, Jordan and setting up archaeobotanical sampling in the field  
  • Edited research papers for several PhD’s and other staff members
  • Edited grant proposals for Prof. dr. R.T.J. Cappers

2012   Archaeobotanist | Palaeoethnobotany Research Team | Çatalhöyük Excavations | University of Oxford & University College London | Çatalhöyük, Turkey

  • Processed plant materials from 2011 and 2012 seasons: extraction to optical microscopic analysis and data recording

2011-2012  English Tutor and Editor | Independent Tutor | Oxford, UK

  • Helped students to improve self-expression, fluency, vocabulary, grammar.
  • Edited academic papers and dissertations for non-native English speakers

2011    Archaeobotany Trainee | University of Sheffield Manor Lodge Project | Sheffield, UK

  • Course trainee and research assistant during 2011 field season

2011   Research Coordinator | Meade Chemistry Laboratory | Northwestern University

  • Professor dr. T.J. Meade’s personal assistant and laboratory administrator, visa processor, web editor, grant submission and budget administrator of current grants
  • Conducted interviews for new candidates and provided training to replacement RC

2011   English Conversation Partner | Community Council for International Students | Northwestern University | Evanston, IL, USA

  • Helped students to improve self-expression, fluency, vocabulary, grammar.

2010 – 2011      Temp. Program Assistant | Chemistry Department | Northwestern University

  • Co-led intensive space and research surveys for the department; Visa processing

2010   Temp. Research Coordinator | Meade Chemistry Laboratory | Northwestern University

  • Transitional RC to Prof. dr. T.J. Meade and intensive grants/budget administration
  • Provided training to replacement RC

2010   Junior Archaeobotanist and Excavator | Tarsus Gozlü-Küle Excavations | Boğaziçi University & Bryn Mawr College | Tarsus, Turkey

  • Processed and extracted plant materials from 2010 season

2010    Private Modern Standard Arabic Tutor | Independent Tutor | Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

  • Tutored high school student elementary MSA prior to tutee’s study abroad course in the United Arab Emirates
    • Provided consultation: Arab/Emirati culture, studying abroad, and culture shock

2009   Intern | Arab American Family Services | Chicago, IL, USA

  • Shadowed bilingual (Arabic and English) case studies and entered case journal information into company database; Conducted follow-up phone surveys regarding customer satisfaction with AAFS
  • Co-Event Planner for Bilingual (Arabic and English) support/discussion groups

2009    Founding member | Arab American Bond | American University in Cairo

  • Facilitating socio-cultural and language exchange between American students and Egyptian students.

2009   English language partner | Nubian Team | Cairo, Egypt

  • Language exchange group between native Arabic (MSA & Egyptian dialect) and native English speakers

2009  Co-lecturer in English/Arabic | Culture Wheel | Cairo, Egypt

  • Title: “Raqmiyat: Virtual Resumes on Facebook”; Virtual resume training session

2008 – 2010  Modern Standard Arabic Tutor | Bryn Mawr College Dean’s Office | Bryn Mawr, PA

  • Trained 4 Bryn Mawr College 1st-4th year undergraduates from MSA Beginning to Advanced level; each student improved in their following test scores.

2008  Student Excavator and Assistant Archaeobotanist | Bryn Mawr College | Muweilah, United Arab Emirates

  • Junior excavator and processed plant materials from Muweilah and Tell Abraq

2007  Junior Excavator | Miller Grove Field School University of Southern Illinois & National Forest Service | Vienna, IL, USA

  • Junior excavator of outdoor grill in Antebellum period House site

Computer Skills

  • Operating Systems: Windows and Mac OS.
  • Expert in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.
  • Other: Basic HTML editing on CoffeeCup software, SPSS, and Canoco.



2013     Global Language Training TEFL/TESOL certification and Teaching English to Young Learners specialist course

2011 – 2012      University of Oxford Master of Science in Archaeological Science with a specialization in Archaeobotany | Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art | Keble College.

2009      American University in Cairo Study-abroad program in Arabic language and Islamic architecture | Cairo, Egypt.

2008      Qalam Wa Lawh Language School Intermediate Arabic language course | Rabat, Morocco.

2006 – 2010  Bryn Mawr College Bachelor of Arts in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Arabic Studies (cum laude) | Bryn Mawr, PA, USA.

2002 – 2006   Wauconda High School, Wauconda, IL, USA 




Arabic MSA








Intermediate (in course)





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