About me

My name is Ivona Sklenková

A few words about me

I provide translation and interpreting services in English and in French.

I completed my translation and interpreting studies at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.
I enjoyed learning foreign languages since I was little. In addition to English and French, I am also fond of Italian which I am currently studying.

My other hobbies include drawing, reading, writing and going for a walk in nature.

Education

2018–2020

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, FACULTY OF ARTS

Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

2015–2018

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, FACULTY OF ARTS

Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

2010–2015

GYMNÁZIUM JOZEFA GREGORA TAJOVSKÉHO

Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

2015

LANGUAGE SCHOOL PALISÁDY

Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

WORK EXPERIENCE

So far, I have had the chance to gain experience in translation and in interpreting during my university studies as well as during my practical experience.
Here is an overview of my work experience up to now:

July 2020

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZING, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • translation of a group of texts from English to Slovak for the Center for Community Organizing
July 2020

2020

MEUS 2020, Strasbourg (France)

  • I have been selected to participate in Model European Union Strasbourg 2020 in the role of interpreter
  • Model European Union Strasbourg is a simulation of European Union politics and legislative procedures and it has been taking place annually in Strasbourg in the seat of the European Parliament since 2007
  • MEUS 2020 was supposed to take place in March 2020, however, it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020

17 January 2020–19 January 2020

KRÁĽOVIČ s.r.o., Hokovce (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting from French to Slovak and vice versa for the company KRÁĽOVIČ s.r.o.
17 January 2020–19 January 2020

11 October 2019

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • interpreting – chuchotage (French-Slovak) at the international conference Studia Romanistica Beliana V. during the presentation of linguistic centres in State Scientific Library in Banská Bystrica
11 October 2019

15 September 2019

ULTIMUV, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • simultaneous interpreting (English-Slovak) at the Born to Muv conference in 2019
15 September 2019

3 June 2019–5 June 2019

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting (from French to Slovak and vice versa) for French students during their visits of enterprises in Banská Bystrica: Stefe, FORESTS SLOVAKIA (LESY SR), F. D. Roosevelt Teaching Hospital with Policlinic, Veolia Water
3 June 2019–5 June 2019

14 May 2019–16 May 2019

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZING, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting (from English to Slovak and vice versa) at CEE Prevent Net Seminar about preventing youth from radicalisation
14 May 2019–16 May 2019

28 March 2019

GYMNÁZIUM BILINGVÁLNE, Žilina (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting during the opening ceremony at Model UN conference in Žilina in 2019 – interpreting the speech of Žilina city mayor as well as speeches of delegates from ministries and embassies from Slovak to English and from French to English
  • accompanying and interpreting for delegates after the opening ceremony (from Slovak to English and vice versa)
28 March 2019

1 February 2019–15 February 2019

GYMNÁZIUM JOZEFA GREGORA TAJOVSKÉHO, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting (from Slovak to French and vice versa) for French students during their visits of Slovakia, for ex. Thurzo’s House (Thurzov dom) in Banská Bystrica, City hall in Banská Bystrica, State Scientific Library in Banská Bystrica, Open-Air Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica, Little Workshop in Kammerhof in Banská Štiavnica
1 February 2019–15 February 2019

11 October 2018

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • simultaneous interpreting (from English to Slovak) of a host lecture given by Ms. Lee Nagano
11 October 2018

4 June 2018–6 June 2018

MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting (from Slovak to French and vice versa) for French students during their visits of enterprises in Banská Bystrica, for ex. FORESTS SLOVAKIA (LESY SR), State Opera, Stefe, Veolia Water
4 June 2018–6 June 2018

24 January 2017

GYMNÁZIUM JOZEFA GREGORA TAJOVSKÉHO, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

  • consecutive interpreting (from Slovak to French and vice versa) for French students on their visit of the paper mill SHP Harmanec in Harmanec
24 January 2017

SKILLS

Digital skills:

Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, MemoQ, InterpretBank

Driving licence: B

mother tongue: Slovak language
foreign languages: English language – level C2
French language – level C1
Italian language – level B1