The Translation Classroom: Technology, Strategies and Employability

Date: 20 April, 2012
Location: Room Peel 10, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Event type: Workshop

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Hosted by the University of Salford, Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies with support from the National Network for Translation and the EMT network.

This event is aimed at anyone involved in the teaching of translation to undergraduate students either as a core component or minor component of a modern language programme. The sessions will focus on skills development (including the use of corpora in the translation classroom), the potential of technology and employability. The panel of speakers includes practising translators who will provide insights on bridging the gap between academic study and professional practice from both freelance and institutional perspectives.


  • There is a charge of £95 to attend this workshop.
  • There is a charge of £35 for Postgraduate student to attend this workshop
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £35 / £95 if you do not notify us by Thursday 12 April 2012 that you are unable to attend.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
Remember that you can apply for the HEA UK travel fund to attend this event. To find out more, visit the HEA website or download the application form here


Provisional programme for 20 April 2012
Time Session
10.00 - 10.30 Registration
10.30 - 12.30 Session 1
From tutorial to translation workplace : Can we teach students to make the transition?
Mrs Louise Killeen (MA Oxon), Louise Killeen Translations, UK

Session 2
Working with corpora in the translation classroom
Mr Ralph Kruger, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, PhD Candidate, University of Salford and freelance translator

Presentation available here pdf PDF(2.48 MB)
12.30 - 12.45 Coffee
12.45 - 13.30 Session 3
Insights into the Commission translator's workload and workflow
Ms Angeliki Petris, DGT European Commission
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.15 Session 4
What do they find useful?  Feedback on a diagnosis and a procedure-parameter approach
Dr Jean-Pierre Mailhac, University of Salford
Presentation available here pdf PDF(770.61 KB)

Session 5
Commissioning and delivering translations in the real-world: some considerations for undergraduate teaching
Mr Andrew Read, University of Salford
16.15 - 16.30 Plenary and close