Monday, 28 March 2011

places available for Use Your Language, Use Your English

There are some places left for this course, which looks great: 

Use your language, Use your English
This project offers training for native Anglophones who have an advanced knowledge of one or more other languages (research students and others) to develop their translation skills under the tutorship of practising professionals: seven translators and an editor. The courses take three forms:

• A Taster Event (8-9 April 2011) at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS), London: classes in French, German, Russian & Spanish - N.B. A few places still remaining.

• Online training, freely available on the London University School of Advanced Study (SAS) VLE, moodle - these courses (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills) will be uploaded in spring 2011.

• A Summer School (18-23 July 2011) at the IGRS, London: classes in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills.

To apply for the Taster Event and/or the Summer School, follow the url below. Please observe the deadlines as places are limited to 80, and UK student subsidies limited to 20, at each event.

Following completion of any of these courses, you may apply to take an examination and, if successful, be entered on a Database of Academic Translators & Editors [DATE], which will be set up in 2011-12. For details and application forms, see Applications should be sent to Marcus Erridge, IGRS, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at: For any other enquiries, email naomi.segal at

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