Carlos Osvaldo Rocha Ochoa

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Short biography

Carlos O. Rocha Ochoa holds a BA in international studies from the University of Guadalajara, with a focus on German and European studies, and later specialized in translation at the University of Mainz. He also holds an MA in Nordic philology from the University of Iceland and an MA in applied linguistics and semiotics from Korea University. He is currently a research and teaching associate at the Institute of Romance Languages at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a PhD candidate at the same institution. In addition, he is a certified Spanish teacher by both International House and the University of Salamanca, as well as an official DELE examiner by the Cervantes Institute and a SIELE test trainer. Apart from his academic endeavors, Carlos has established himself as a freelance translator from English, German, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish for a number of international agencies, companies and publishers over the past one and a half decades.

Research interests

Languages for specific purposes (LSP), terminology, lexicography, translation, and lexical and pragmatic variation in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Curriculum Vitae

PhD Summer School in Terminology, Nova Universidade de Lisboa

MA in Applied Linguistics and Semiotics, Korea University

MA in Nordic/Scandinavian Philology, University of Iceland

Translation Summer School, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

BA in International Studies, Universidad de Guadalajara

External positions

Graduate Research Scholar, Korea University Graduate School


Foreign Language Lecturer, Universidad de Guadalajara


Foreign Language Lecturer, Universidad del Valle de México


Foreign Language Lecturer, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac


Full-Time Technical Translator (DE>ES), ABAS Software AG



  • Languages for Specific Purposes
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Pragmatics
  • Literary Translation
  • Specialized Translation
  • Foreign Language Teaching

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