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Grete Roland, American language educator.


Roland, Grete was born on September 15, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Sverre Roland and Ingrid Jacobeane Schöning.


Bachelor of Science in Speech-Theatre, Northwestern University, 1958. Master of Science in Linguistics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1971. Master of Arts in Multicultural Education, Loyola University, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative & International Education, Loyola University, 1988. Certified of German, Goethe Institute, University Munich, 1963. Certified of Turkish, Cihangir Derscunesi, Turkey, 1974.

Certified of Norwegian, University Oslo, Norway, 1987.


Secretary, translation Military Assistance Advisory Group, Oslo, 1959-1961. Teacher English Cambridge Institute, Munich, 1962-1963. Teacher English, entertainment director American Lisan ve. dersanesi, Istanbul, Turkey, 1963-1964.

English as Second Language teacher Center Young Men’s Christian Association Community College, Chicago, 1965-1982. Associate professor National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1989.


Director, actor Players' Workshop Play Readers, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1999-1900. Diversity leader antiracism Saka Gakkai International, Chicago, 1997-1999. Member Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages (presenter), American Anthropology Association (presenter 1994-1999), Illinois Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages and Bilingual Education (job coordinator 1995-1998, board directors), GREDOR-Multicultural Teaching (co-founder, co-president 1993-1999), Actors' Equity.


  • Other Interests

    Yoga, swimming, writing, skiing, dance.


Married Vikan Salman, March 17, 1963 (divorced December 1979). 1 child, Attila Roland Salman.

Sverre Roland

Ingrid Jacobeane Schöning

Vikan Salman

Attila Roland Salman Roland