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Tuesday, 7 December: Translation workshop for secondary school students (event in English)

On Tuesday, 7 December, the European Commission and the University of Limerick (UL) will hold an online workshop for fifth year students entitled ‘Translation as a career’. 

Translation workshop for secondary school students

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Description

Students taking part in translation workshop
Students taking part in a translation workshop

European Commission translators will participate in the event to explain what they do and to give the students an opportunity to try it for themselves. 

Three language combinations will be available during the practical part of the event – French to English, German to English and Spanish to English. 

University of Limerick lecturers will provide an outline of the relevant courses they have on offer and, together with the translators, they will speak about the skills necessary to work as a translator for the EU institutions and how to obtain those skills.

 

Programme
9.15Registration
9.30

Welcome
European Commission

9.35

Introduction of speakers
Event Chair: University of Limerick

9.45European Union translators – who are they?
10.00The day to day life of a translator in the EU institutions
10.10Studying translation at university – – what is on offer?
10.30Traineeships and employment opportunities in the EU institutions
10.40Q&A – 20 minutes
11.00BREAK
11.20Using machine translation in the EU institutions
11.40Using dictionaries and other resources
11.50Students are separated (by language) into four groups of 12 (breakout rooms)
12.00

TRANSLATION WORKSHOPS

Four parallel workshops:

W1: French to English   
W2: German to English
W3: Spanish to English 
W4: Spanish to English

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.

13.00CONCLUSION OF EVENT

 

For further information, please email DGT-Dublin@ec.europa.eu