Faculty FrontDoor

Norman Berdichevsky

Freelance lecturer, language teacher, translator, writer, researcher, editor, interpreter, tutor, and community events manager with sophisticated communications skills; Forty years’ experience teaching at university, college, and junior college levels in the United States, Denmark, Spain and Israel
6 published books, more than 450 articles and book reviews in a variety of American, British, Danish and Israeli journals; fluent in Hebrew, Danish, Spanish and Esperanto.

Website: nberdichevsky.com E-mail: normberd@gmail.com

Ph.D. Geography. Regional specialization in the Near and Middle East. 1974 University of Wisconsin-Madison.
M.S. Geography. 1971 University of Wisconsin-Madison.
B.A. cum laude 1969. City College of New York.
1999 - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Trinity-Examinations Board. Saint George’s International School. London.

1. The Danish-German Border Dispute” Academica Press LLC. Bethesda Md. April, 2002. ISBN 1-930901-34-8. 220 pages.
2. “Nations, Language and Citizenship” McFarland Publishing Co. North Carolina. Feb. 2004 ISBN 0-7864-1710-2. 272 pages.
3. “Spanish Vignettes; An Offbeat Look into Spain‘s Culture, Society and History“; Ediciones Santana, S.L. Malaga, Spain. February, 2005. ISBN 84-89954-40-2. 280 pages. This is the only required textbook in English for all students participating in the Madrid summer courses of all 12 campuses of the University of California.
4. The Left is Seldom Right June, 2011. New English Review Press. 295 pages. ISBN 978-0-578-08076-5
5. An Introduction to Danish Culture, September, 2011. McFarland Publishing Company. ISBN 276 pages. ISBN 978-0-7864-6401-2
6. Modern Hebrew, The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language. McFarland Publishing Company. June 30, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-9492-7

Chapters in Books: "Elements of Language”, 4th course, chapter 2 – How to Write Comparative Essays. by L. Odell, R. Vacca, R. Hobbs and J. Warriner. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 2001. ISBN 0-03-052667-1 This chapter uses an article of mine as a model for writing essays-“Two Peoples Divided by Common Road Signs”. This is a standard textbook used in hundreds of American high schools and colleges.

*Numerous articles, books reviews and published translations in British, American, Danish, and Israeli journals such as World Affairs, Contemporary Review, New English Review, Journal of Cultural Geography, The World & I, Journal of Information Ethics, Ecumene, Ariel (Israeli Journal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Culture) , Landscape Journal, Scandinavian Review, German Life, Israel Affairs and regular contributor to such websites as New English Review, PortVitoria – Journal of the Hispanic and Lusophone com munities, Canada Free Press, Intellectual Conservative, BizPac Review.

Textbook Maps
Figure 3-7 Map of Tea and Coffee Consumption Outside the Major Producing Countries The Agricultural World, The Human Mosaic – A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography, . Page 100, Chapter 3, second edition. Terry Jordan and Lester Rowntree. Harper & Row Publishers, 1979. ISBN 0-06-384386-2
Foreign Languages; Danish, Hebrew, Spanish, (fluent); Portuguese, Norwegian and Esperanto

AFFILIATIONS: AIS Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj (San Marino). Adjunkto-Docento. Rotary, Orlando, Florida.
Hobbies -Travel, world folk music, collecting banknotes and historical atlases, golf, bridge, chess.

Email: nberdichevsky@valenciacollege.edu

Office: Osceola Campus