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CURRICULUM VITAE - J.D.T.De B. (DANIE) STEYL

 

ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:     123 Langenhoven Road, Oudtshoorn, 6625, RSA

POSTAL ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 955, Oudtshoorn, 6620, RSA

HOME TELEPHONE: Local RSA (044) 2725099 / International +27 442725099

FAX NUMBER: Local RSA 0866033353 / International +27 866033353

WORK ADDRESS:  Language Services, P/Bag X643, Oudtshoorn, 6620, RSA

WORK TELEPHONE:  Local RSA (044) 203-4111

                                  International +27 442034111

CELLULAR PHONE:  Local RSA 0784693727 / International +27 784693727

E-MAIL ADDRESS:  dsteyl@polka.co.za

 

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

 

SURNAME / LAST NAME:  Steyl

CHRISTIAN / FIRST NAMES:  Jacob, DaniŽl, Theunis, De Bruyn

COMMON NAME:  Danie

NATIONALITY:  South-African

HOME LANGUAGE:  Afrikaans

OTHER LANGUAGES:  English (fluent), German (average)

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

SCHOOL CAREER:  Passed Matric Harrismith High School (1974). Subjects: Afrikaans, English,

German, History, Geography, Biology


TERTIARY TRAINING

UNIVERSITY:  University of the Orange Free State:

DEGREES OBTAINED:  B.A. (1977) / H.E.D. (1978) / B.Ed. (1984) / B.Psych. Hons. (2013)

SUBJECTS:  English III, German III, History II, Afrikaans-Nederlands I, Classical Culture A

 

RECORD OF OCCUPATIONS

 

PRESENT OCCUPATION

Principal Language Practitioner employed by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) since 1 April 2001.

 

PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS

  • Head of Department (since April 1997) and acting principal (since January 2000) at the Edenburg High School
  • Language practitioner and translator in the private sector (1996)
  • Senior Analyst at the National Intelligence Service (NIS) (1990 - 1995):  Coordination of research documents. Assisted with editing of documents in English.
  • Head of Department at the High School Sandveld, Wesselsbron (1985 - 1989).
  • Secondary Assistant at the High School Sand du Plessis in Bloemfontein (1983 - 1984).
  • Secondary  Assistant at the Harrismith High School (first appointment: 1981 - 1982).

EXPERIENCE OBTAINED IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED POSTS

Practical experience regarding the following was obtained:

  • Teaching English First and Second Language to grades 7 to 12:  13 years
  • Marking of English Second Language HG exam papers in the Senior Certificate Examination in the Free State: 1986 1988 and 1997 1999 (6 years)
  • Extensive experience in the field of language editing in English and translation between Afrikaans and English since 1995.

 ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Accredited to the South African Translators' Institute as freelance translator. Have 9 years' experience of a wide variety of language editing and translation (Afrikaans and English).
  • Involved in the reviewing of assignments of the students of the University of Phoenix (UOP), Arizona, USA, for the Writing Lab of the UOP.
  • I have written 16 language study guides for English Second Language pupils, including 4 guides on Shakespeare works, 2 novels, 5 guides on poetry prescribed in various provinces, 3 guides on English comprehension and language usage, 1 guide on English tenses and 1 guide on how pupils can improve their writing.

 MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Member of the South African Council for Educators (since 1979)
  • Accredited member of the South African Translators' Institute (SATI - since 1995)