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Hobbies & Interests:
- Music Performance  
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Dance Performance
- Languages & Cultures
- Travel & Tourism
- Movie/Video-editing
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Countries Visited (37):   
- Canada, USA & Mexico
- Belize & Guatemala
- Colombia & Venezuela
- Brazil & Argentina
- Paraguay & Nicaragua
- Dominican Republic
- Nevis
, Anguilla & Curaçao
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Aruba, St. Eustatius & Saba
- St. Maarten & Bonaire
- The Netherlands & Germany
- Austria
, Belgium & England
- France, Spain & Portugal
- Italy & Czech Republic
- Iceland (Reykjavíc)
- Bulgaria, Poland & Slovenia
- Morocco (North Africa)
- The Philippines & Japan
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Countries Lived in (7):
- Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
- Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean
- The Netherlands
- The Philippines
- Brazil, Bulgaria
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Current Home:
- Hartford, CT, USA
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Current Occupation:
- Language Instructor
- Translator/Interpreter.
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Licensed Insurance Agent
- Workshops Presenter
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Name:          Richard de Meij
Nationality:  Citizen of the World
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Educated at:
- Colegio Arubano (Aruba)
- University of Florida

- University of Utrecht (Neth.)
- Central CT State University

Degrees in:
- Speech/Lang.Pathology
- Applied Linguistics
    
Language Fluency in:
- Dutch (native)
- Papiamento (native)
- English (native)
- Spanish (near-native)
- Portuguese (near-native)
- French (fluently)
- German (fluently)
- Italian (fair)
Other Languages Studied:
-  Japanese & (modern) Greek
- Bulgarian
& Tagalog
- Afrikaans (understood)
- Polish &
Mainer (Mainah)
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Currently Studying:
-  Arabic (Egyptian MSA)
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World Citizen
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What is Papiamento? Where is it spoken?
For more information, visit  this ARUBA link
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Celebrate Languages
Linguist &
Educator
Artist &
Dancer
Poet &
Composer
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Rep's last name:
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Check  out  one of my favorite places on earth:  the  little
island of A-R-U-B-A, a paradise for all, where its citizens
are multilingual! A-R-U-B-A: ONE HAPPY ISLAND! Click  
on  the  controls below  to  get  a  visual  taste  of  Aruba.
Arubans are typically fluent in: Dutch, Papiamento, English & Spanish.
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Call toll-free: (877) 855-8111
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CT Language Teacher of the Year
See my resumé
Biographical Information
Connecticut 2018-2019 Language Teacher of the Year
North-Eastern USA 2019 Language Teacher of the Year Finalist