Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Evaluating e-learning in the training of translators

  Research project BFF-2002-03050 (2002-2005) 

This project aims to evaluate the relative benefits of elearning techniques in the advanced training of translators. It is based on face-to-face and distance courses organized by the Intercultural Studies Group.

Final report


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