Joe Van Dalen
Joe is a registered teacher who retired after 41 years service teaching mainly French and Drama and now concentrates more fully on translating from Dutch & French into English. He has served as secretary of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association, President of the Modern Language Teachers Association of South Australia, and has been awarded the CEASA ‘Teach the Teacher’ Award and a Certificate of Merit from the AFMLTA for service to the profession.
He has been NAATI accredited since 1999 and a member of AUSIT since 2000. He is currently Chairperson of the SA/NT Branch. He is keen to improve the lot of interpreters in SA and enhance the status of the profession. In his spare time he does some consultancy work for the SACE Board in SA, volunteer teaches U3A French, plays badminton, goes bike riding, translates whenever possible, and has a volunteer administrative role in AMORC, a philosophical organisation covering the English-speaking membership in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.