My work experience

2000 to present

I keep spending shorter and longer periods of time in the People’s Republic of China. My work there includes research work on different aspects of the Chinese history and culture as well as teaching courses in English and German.

In Switzerland I give public talks concerning the Chinese culture. In China I give talks about the development of the Swiss democratic system.

1983 to present

I teach courses in English and German.

I translate technical texts, administrative and official documents as well as advertising texts in German, Finnish and English.

I work as an oral interpreter in German, Finnish and English.

1975 to 1983

While studying linguistics, English, Spanish and French at Turku University, I taught courses in technical English and Spanish at several companies in Turku, Finland. I also did technical translations from Finnish to English and Spanish.

My education

Master of Arts in General Linguistics, Phonetics, English, Spanish and French at the University of Turku, Finland, 1980.

Master of Arts in Social Anthropology and Science of Religion at the University of Bern, Switzerland, including courses in Sinology at the University of Zurich, 2011.

Das Große Deutsche Sprachdiplom of the Goethe-Instituts, Bern, Switzerland 1995.

Official Translators Certification and Sworn Translators Oath in Turku, Finland, 1980.