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Qualifications & Experience

Zannetos Tofallis


English High School, Famagusta, Cyprus; City Literary Institute, London; North Western Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University); Wolsey Hall, Oxford; University of Cambridge; University of London

Degrees & Diplomas
FIL - Fellow of The Institute of Linguists
(Greek into English)

MIL - Member of The Institute of Linguists
(English into Greek)

FGI Diploma of the Greek Institute (Modern Greek)
CPE Diploma, Cambridge University (English Studies)
BA Degree, University of London
(Greek Classical, Modern Greek & History)
ΜΑ Degree, University of London
(Greek Literature, History and Philosophy)
PhD Degree (Greek Literature, History and Philosophy)

Teaching & Lecturing
Shelburne Secondary School; Central Foundation Grammar School; Kingsway College; Waltham Forest College; City Literary Institute; Camden Institute; Hampstead Institute; The Mary Ward Centre;
City University; University of London

London Greek Radio (Founder and former Director)


Greek Tutor & Examiner
The Linguaphone Institute; Wolsey Hall, Oxford; National Extension
College, Cambridge; Civil Service Commission; The Institute of Linguists;
University of London

Translator, Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
Freelance Translator and Interpreter since 1966 for EEC, Government Departments, Municipal Councils, solicitors' firms, Greek General
Consulate, translating agencies on commercial, cultural, legal, literary, scientific, medical, telecommunications, etc.

Also, I translated Greek literature into English and English literature into
Greek (poems by Cavafy, Seferis, Elytis, Varnalis, Ritsos, Anthias, etc.).

I have worked, full time, for VEMA, the London Greek Newspaper,
and freelance journalist for a number of years. I published many articles
on Greek and Cypriot history, literature and culture. Freelance journalist
and writer for PARIKIAKI, the London Greek Newspaper in London.

Wrote several books on Greece and the Greek language, literature
and culture, including GREEK IN THREE MONTHS and SPEAK GREEK TODAY; Also research studies on: Greek Literature from Homer to the Present Day, Aeschylus and the Origins of Greek Drama, Hellenistic Literature, Outlines
of Modern Greek History, The Greek Orthodox Church.

Founder and first Managing Director of London Greek Radio (LGR),
from 1984 to 90; freelance writer for the Greek Radio since 1990

Member to Professional Societies
The Greek Institute
The Institute of Linguists
Founder and President
Founder and Hon. President of LELA
Founder and President
Founder and President
- Fellow in Modern Greek Studies
- Fellow in English & Greek
- The Anglo-Greek Friendship Society
- Society of Greek Cypriot Writers
- Styllos Association
- Barnet Cypriot Association