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educator , language educator

William Van Grit, Dutch, American language educator, educator. French Embassy of the United States scholar Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lyon, France, 1984, Centre International d'Etude de Langues, Strasbourg, 1991. Member Modern Language Association American.

Background

Grit, William Van was born on December 23, 1937 in Meppel, Drente, The Netherlands. Came to the United States, 1957. Son of Jan and Hillegonda Jettina (Zijlstra) Grit.

Education

Bachelor in French and German, Atlantic Union College, 1960. Master of Arts in French, University Connecticut, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in French and Italian, University Connecticut, 1969.

Postgraduate, Pushkin Institute, Moscow, 1993.

Career

Assistant professor Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1964-1970. Associate professor Pacific Union College, Angwin, California, 1970-1973. Professor modern languages Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Federal Republic of Germany, 1973-1981.

Freelance translator.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association American.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, travel, new languages.

Connections

Married Sara del Pilar Mercado, December 26, 1965. 1 child, William Philip.

father:
Jan Grit

mother:
Hillegonda Jettina (Zijlstra) Grit

spouse:
Sara del Pilar Mercado

child:
William Philip Grit