Gabriela N. Anderson (Gabrielle), Teacher and Program Director

French, Italian, English/ESL, Test Preparation


European Studies, Homeschooling (multiple subjects)

Gabrielle is certified and has extensive experience in teaching 52 U.S. subjects. She  has studied English, French, Italian, and Romanian since childhood and began her teaching career in 1992 and her translation career in 1989. Her background is international: born in a Greek family, she grew up bilingual (Romanian-French) in Dobruja — a Black Sea zone that has been a Romanian province since 1919 — and studied English and Romanian at the University of Bucharest; she relocated with her family to Italy (Naples) where she studied Italian language and art; and she acquired U.S. citizenship in 1997. In Washington D.C. she trained and tested diplomats through Inlingua School. Gabriela is also an accomplished translator; she translated novels for Colosseum Publishing House (Romania), poetry for ALTA (U.S.A.), and business manuals for Open University Business School (U.K.). Besides living in Italy, she worked/resided temporarily in Bucharest, Paris, London, Barcelona, Oslo, and Quebec City for linguistic and cultural studies. Between 1991-2009, Gabrielle also studied Classical Painting in Capri (Italy), Dallas (Texas) and at the National Academy of Art, New York City; and she studied Theatre/Modeling, Ballet, and Flamenco in Naples (Italy), Washington D.C. as well as at 92nd Street Y’s Dance Center in New York City in order to add these arts to the Homeschooling curriculum of DIPLOMAT Languages school. Currently she is enrolled in online courses at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her hobbies are numerous: studying more languages; writing, preparing an anticipated gallery and an illustrated book for children, Ikebana, and European cuisine.

  • Master of Arts degree in European Studies/International Business (Italian and French certifications), Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, coursework at Georgetown University, Washington D.C
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Philology, University of Bucharest, School of Philology, Romania. Coursework and practice in Child Psychology
  • Language and culture studies: The Italian Center (Naples, Italy), France Langue (Nice, France) and The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK)


Clients: University of Texas/ALTA, Verona Marble (TX), Open University Business School (UK), Inlingua language school, The Conservative Party of Texas, Green Briar, Hoisington Enterprises, and numerous private clients.

Translation: English and French fiction under the pen name Ela Scorcealov for Collosseum Publishing House (novels by Anita Brookner, Barbara Cartland, Philip Roth, Janet Dailey, etc); published poems in the International Notebook of Poetry.

Conference (simultaneous) interpreting: Ernst & Young, UNICEF, Eureka International Conference, U.S. State Department, The Pentagon, U.S. Department of Commerce, DiaMondo Conference Interpreters; Georgetown Hospital, legal offices and courts in D.C. and Maryland.

Currently contracting with: WyzAnt Tutors, Global LT, and Link Translation NYC

Current and past affiliations:

Association Montessori Internationale, American Montessori Society, Interagency Language Roundtable, American Philological Association, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Alliance Française of Washington D.C., American Literary Translators Association – University of Texas, Open University Business School, Motivation Charity, The Philological Society

Our Team

The DIPLOMAT Languages Inc. team consists of  independent contractors who offer their services directly to clients once the conrtactual terms have been established through our firm. 

 Translators (English to/from target-languages) 

Gabriela Anderson: French, Italian, Romanian/Moldavian

Julia Zieger: Italian

Solfrid Ellingsen: Norwegian

Marcelo Perez: Spanish




Former students are welcome maintain their connection with us through our yearly European Foods Events and Art Events.


Offering lessons primarily in the Dallas – Fort Worth area.