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Aiga Veckalne

Visiting Lecturer of Latvian
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B.A., Baltic Philology, University of Latvia, 2001
MBA, Business Management, Stockholm School of Economics, 2009
Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Ventspils University College, ongoing

For many years Latvian has been my passion and also my profession. 

When I was a kid, I was always reading or writing. My first articles were published in the class paper – though I was not just the only contributor, but also the only reader of it. Later – while studying Baltic linguistics and also learning Czech – I realized that I find it more interesting to translate, rather than write my own text, and I have been doing it for almost 20 years now. 

For 15 years I was a CEO of an international language company, and my master degree in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga was certainly helpful. Few years ago I returned “back to the roots” and now do my PhD research in applied linguistics on Rendering of the Polish, Czech and Slovak Proper Names in Latvian.

 I have tought Latvian and Czech in Latvia, and I was also teaching Translation Management course back at my home university. I am also a Latvian teacher in the annual 2x2 youth camp in Latvia.