Elke Karan, M.A.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant

Degrees

  • M.A. Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 2006
  • B.A. Humanities (summa cum laude), University of North Dakota, 1996

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2015–
  • Literacy and Education Consultant, 2002–2007; 2012–
  • Online course developer and instructor, SIL International, 2002 –

Other professional experience and service

  • Instructor, Introduction to Writing Systems, SIL, University of North Dakota, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Instructor, SIL Literacy Megacourse, GIAL, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • International Literacy and Education consultant, 2008–2011
  • Instructor, SIL Literacy Megacourse, University of North Dakota, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002
  • Literacy Consultant, SIL, Central African Republic, 1996–2001
  • Literacy Coordinator, SIL, Central African Republic, 1997–2001
  • Sango Literacy Project Coordinator, SIL, Central African Republic, 1991–1994, 1996–2000

Professional memberships

  • International Literacy Association, 2008–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 3
  • German: ILR 4
  • Sango: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Orthography
  • Adult Literacy education
  • Basic Literacy Instructional Methodologies
  • Language Acquisition
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