Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Training seminar for translation teachers Vicenza, Italy, July 22-26, 2002

The Consortium for Training Translation Teachers, in cooperation with the Scuola Superiore Universitaria Interpreti Traduttori di Vicenza, is pleased to announce an intensive training seminar to be held in English in the Palazzo Barbaran in Vicenza.
Based on the model used in Tarragona in July 2000, the seminar will focus on the impact of new technologies on translator training. It is designed to bring together both professional translators and translation teachers, and to facilitate exchanges between those groups.

Course leaders: Bert Esselink, Daniel Gouadec, Don Kiraly, Anthony Pym, Federica Scarpa, Margherita Ulrych


The aim of the seminar is to provide a space for the acquisition of the teaching skills most in demand in the training of professional technical (non-literary) translators at university level. Those skills principally involve the use of electronic tools, awareness of the current processes of technical translation and localization, and interactive use of the teaching space, both face-to-face and via e-learning techniques.

The seminar is designed to address many teaching environments in many countries. It thus does not insist on a profile of any one 'ideal teacher', nor on a set of fixed 'best practices'. Instead, it encourages awareness of a number of approaches and is based on exchange between professional translators and practising teachers.

The four contact days are supplemented by 1) the use of reference texts written by the course leaders, and 2) an optional certificate program that takes place after the seminar.