Tuesday, 24 May 2011

European Masters in Translation

 To all our readers, I am delighted to announce that Portsmouth has just become a member of the European Masters in Translation network. This is an initiative set up by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission to improve translator training across Europe by setting baselines for curricula, infrastructure and skills/competences acquired, and by promoting exchange and dialogue between translation programmes. The network has fifty-four members across twenty countries, including eleven programmes in the UK. There's a factsheet for students (yet to be updated) on the DGT's website.

Portsmouth is also a member of the sister network, OPTIMALE (OPtimising Translator training In a MultilinguAl Europe), established in 2010 through a grant from the Erasmus Lifelong Learning fund, which brings together seventy institutions across Europe to promote high-quality training for translator trainers. There's a survey on the Optimale website aimed at translation companies and employers, about the skills they want from translators - click here to take the survey, and please also feel free to forward the link to anyone you think might be interested.

For more information on the Portsmouth MA programme, Optimale, the EMT or our translation events and seminars more generally, please click here or contact Begoña Rodríguez de Céspedes at  translation at port.ac.uk.

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