Saturday, 18 February 2012

Use Your Language, Use Your English summer school 2012

More information about the Use Your Language, Use Your English translation summer school, courtesy of Ros Schwartz who will be leading the French workshop. Discount for students; bursaries available.

Use your language, Use your English
This innovative translator training project is for native English speakers with one or more other language/s at an advanced level who wish to develop their translation and editing skills. All our courses, online and workshops, are delivered by leading professionals. For information, including FAQs, biographies of the tutors and organisers, and further details on each activity outlined below, see:
We will be running four activities in 2012:
- The summer school: following the great success of last year’s Summer School, we are delighted to announce the expanded Summer School 2012. This five-day event will take place at Birkbeck University of London (43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD) on 9-13 July 2012. It comprises courses in translation into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – each language subject to a minimum group-size of five students – and an editing skills course for all. There will also be games, a competition, meet-the-publishers, and guest lectures and workshops.
Full fee: £400; student fee: £250. Bursaries available. Online booking will open on the website in February 2012.
Extracts from the feedback on last year’s Summer School:
‘Thank you so much for a brilliant course. It was wonderful to meet so many inspiring people, both staff & students alike. I felt really privileged to be working with “la crème de la crème” of the translation world.’

‘It gave me confidence & showed me that translation as a career is a feasible option. It also illustrated the wide variety of options open to people with language skills.’

‘I enjoyed everything! It was amazing being able to experience two tutors of translation with their differing styles; being able to prioritise the techniques in two different languages, plus attending all the fascinating talks. The “fun” bits were great too, ie the translation slam & game.’

-       The online programme (free of charge): This comprises seven courses in translation into English (from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) and one course in editing. To register, email:
-       Exams: from February 2012, you will be able to take an examination in any of our languages/editing; fee £250. Booking for this too will be online via the website.
-       The database (DATE): From March 2012, if you have passed our exam, you will be able to enter yourself on our Database for Academic Translators & Editors [DATE] which will be searched by anyone looking for an excellent Anglophone translator/editor.

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