Online workshop for fifth-year students entitled ‘Translation as a career’.
On Thursday, 9 February, the European Commission, together with Dublin City University (DCU) and the University of Limerick (UL), will hold an online workshop for fifth-year students entitled ‘Translation as a career’.
European Commission translators will participate in the event – to explain what they do and to speak about the skills necessary to work as a translator. They will also provide an opportunity for students to try it for themselves by working on a short text.
In addition, lecturers from DCU and UL will provide an overview of the relevant courses they have on offer.
Three language combinations will be available during the practical part of the event (see programme below) – French to English, German to English and Spanish to English.
|9:30||Welcome & introduction of speakers|
|9:40||European Union translators – who are they?|
|9:55||The day-to-day life of a translator in the EU institutions|
|10:05||Studying translation at University – what is on offer?|
|10:25||Traineeships and employment opportunities in the EU institutions|
|11:10||Using machine translation in the EU institutions|
|11:30||Using dictionaries and other resources|
|11:50||Students are separated (by language) into four groups of 12 (breakout rooms)|
Four parallel workshops:
European Commission translators will work with students on a short document/article, discussing the main challenges it poses and how staff translators address these as part of their daily work.
|13:00||Conclusion of event|
This event is now full but a waiting list has been established.
To ensure that the event is as interactive as possible, places will be limited to six students per school and to 48 students in total. Schools are therefore encouraged to register as soon as possible by sending an email to DGT-Dublin@ec.europa.eu with ‘9 February event’ in the title and indicating the number of places they would like to book. In a follow-up email, schools will be asked to provide the names of the participating students and the language they would like to work in during the workshop section (French, German or Spanish) – this step will be crucial to ensure that students get the opportunity to work in the language of their choice (spaces will be limited for each language).
If you need any further information, please send an email to DGT-Dublin@ec.europa.eu with ‘9 February event’ in the title.