Last updates: December 7, 2019

Christina Jessica Rocha

Personal Details:

Citizenship: USA/Greece

Mother tongue: English, Greek


 2018-                  PhD candidate for Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American

University, Athens, Greece

 2002                 Master of Arts, Leadership in Teaching, emphasis on foreign language

                             instruction, College of Notre Dame of Maryland          

 1999                 Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, with a minor in French and

Spanish,  Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional Courses:

2017-                    Private lessons in Ancient Greek

Summer 2017    Comparative and Historical Linguistics, Leiden University- Dept of 

                              Languages and Linguistics-   Leiden, Holland 

2007-                   Student of advanced Spanish, Cervantes Institute, and Abanico,

Athens,  Greece.

2007-2008        Student of advancedGreek, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.                    

1999-2007        Student of advanced French, Continuing Education Department at   

                              Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville. Five semesters of

                              Spanish also completed. 

 2004                   Graduate course in History of Language, Johns Hopkins University,

                              Baltimore, Md. 

 2003                    Graduate course in Bilingualism, University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. 

 2002                     Graduate course in Cultural Anthropology, American University, 

                                 Washington D.C.

EFL Experience:

2009- 2018            English Examiner for the University of Michigan and Cambridge

   proficiency exams, through the Hellenic American Union in Athens,


Oct ‘09-May ‘12   Business English Instructorfor PWC (Price Waterhouse & Cooper)

Academy, Athens, Greece

Work Experience:

2008-                   Seasonal Tour Director for EF, an educational travel company.

Responsible for:facilitating and leading engaging educational tours in

English and to groups from Canada and the US around Europe.  

2007-                    Spanish Teacher ACS (American Community Schools of Athens) FT

                           Teaching Spanish all levels from middle school to IB level high school 


2006-2008            S.A.T. examinerfor College Board Examinations

2006–2007           Acting chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Pikesville High


1999–2007         French and Spanish TeacherBaltimore Public Schools (BCPS) 

                              Taught French levels II, III, IV, Advanced Placement as well as

immersion and Spanish levels I, II to students from elementary

through high school

2003–2007      French and Spanish Instructor,Community College of Baltimore

                              County/Essex plus satellite schools, part time

Summer 2006       Instructional Immersion Leaderfor GlobalWorks, led high school 

                              students from across the U.S. in community service projects

throughout  France

1999–2003           Greek Teacher, Annunciation Cathedral, Baltimore 

     2nd grade and inclusion classes

Languages:          Native English speaker

                              Proficiency level inGreek, French, Spanish

Teaching              Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification for teaching French


Certification:       Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification for teaching

Spanish k-12, 

                              TESOL/TESL International Certification (Oxford seminars)

Activities/             Attended ECIS conference in Copenhagen, 2017 with theme of

“Cultivating Curiosity in Education”

                               Attended NESA and other educational conferences in Athens since


                               Member National Education Association, 1999–present

Special Skills:       Member American Association for Teachers of French (AATF) 

                             2000–  present

                             Invited to present at AATF conference in Martinique, 2003,

                            “Teaching with Music in the Foreign Language Classroom”

                               Member American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese



                              Summer 2017–Dept of Linguistics- Leiden University, Holland

                              Summer 2011–Spanish language program at Universidad Granada,


                              Summer 2009–Spanish language program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

                              Summer 2002–Scholarship, AATF, Pau, France

                              Summer 2001–Universite Laval–French Teacher Preparation Course in              

                                                       Quebec, Canada



Extensive travel throughout Europe, Latin America, Central Asia and the Middle East