Jennifer Bishop, born in 1939 of esperantist parents, studied and qualified as a teacher
of German and French at Southampton University, England in 1962.
After marriage and three years in Cambridge Massachusetts and baring two sons in Hull,
England, she moved with her family to Cambridge, England.
Working part-time she taught German to adults and arranged international cultural exchanges.
As Officer for International Community Education for Cambridgeshire County Council 1978-1992,
and convinced of the value of Esperanto, she passed with honours the medium grade examination
of the British Esperanto Association. In 1992, having emigrated with her husband to Melbourne, Australia,
she decided to devote her free time to Esperanto. She qualified as a teacher by the Cseh method
and succeeding with honours in the Norma Supera Examination of the Australian Esperanto Association
after which her husband, Prof. Alan Bishop, Monash University, agreed to found the propaedeutic project
for which Jennifer taught Esperanto and trained teachers in three primary schools 1993-96.
She was President of the Melbourne Esperanto Association in 1994,
representative of the International League of Esperantist teachers 1997-2002,
President of AEA 2000, committee member of AEA 2001-09, made honorary member of
International Esperanto Institute in The Hague and elected Director of Education of AEA in 2008.
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