Bernadette van Houten

Academic background

Post-graduate specialisations: MA Module: Culture and chronic diseases, 1999 Faculty of Medical Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

University of Oregon: Theory and methodology of Intercultural Communication, Summers of 1990, 1992.

Between 1970 and 1990: Education of Deaf and Hearing Impaired Language Development (English as a second language) French Community College Instruction

MA: Master of Arts, 1970 California State University, San Francisco Area of Concentration: Communicative Disorders Speech/Language Pathology - ASHA certified

BA: Bachelor of Arts, 1966 University of San Francisco, California Area of Concentration: Modern Languages: French

Work experience:

1991 to present: Director, Consultants Interculturele Communicatie

1979 - 1991: International education / English as a Second Language instructor / Learning and Language specialist / French instructor.

1981 - 1989: Language consultant and therapist: The International School of Aruba The International School of Amsterdam. The American School of the Hague. The International School of Rotterdam. Stichting Dysphatische Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam

Guest speaker / invited workshop leader

Brunssum 2000 “Intercultural Encounters: practical activities”. AFNORTH

Bali 2000 “Asian students: learning and communication styles”; “Culture and conflict management”. SEEC 2000

Noordwijkerhout 2000 Expat Fair: “Expatriate and Impatriate Management for International Human Resources”

Nice 1999 European Council of International Schools, Cross-cultural Committee: “Concepts of intercultural communication applied to the curriculum”, “Teaching Asian students”

Paris 1998 “Raising your children in a multilingual environment” Women on the Move.

Munich 1996 SIETAR "Cultural Differences affecting the Training Dynamic."

Brighton 1994 IATEFL. "Culture and Language Learning: The Tip of the Iceberg."

Budapest 1993 Budapest College for Business and Management Studies. Workshop: “An intercultural framework for teaching and learning”

Krakow 1993 Workshop: “An intercultural look at learning and teaching styles”

Lille 1992 IATEFL. "The ESL Specialist as Intercultural Communication Trainer"

Overview of international professional experience, outside the USA and Europe:

Overview of international professional experience, outside the USA and Europe:

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Brunssum, NL 2000, AFNORTH: International Staff day: “Cultural dimensions of Communication and Learning”

Almere, NL 1999 “Interpretación de codigos de comunicacion” Hispanos en Almere “Crianza de los hijos en un contexto multicultural”

The Hague 1999 SOCIAPB “Psychologia de la integracion cultural”

Cardiff 1998 Pederson House Lecture Series, International Baccalaureate Planning Office.

Amsterdam, 1997 Women’s International Network “Cross-cultural Communication: developing intercultural awareness” “Nonverbal Communication”

Amsterdam, 1996 Society English Native Speaking Editors “Cultural Differences: Comprehension and Charm”

Amsterdam, 1996 European League for Middle School Educators “Identity formation in internationally mobile adolescents”

Hamburg, 1995 European Council of International Schools, Foreign Language Committee “Taking the foreign out of foreign language teaching”


European Council of International Schools, Prague, Keynote