An Irish language translation workshop for secondary school students
- Irish, English
- Representation in Ireland
This workshop will take place through Irish and will focus on fifth year students in secondary schools.
Translators from the European Commission will participate in the event to explain their work and to speak about the skills necessary to become a translator in the EU institutions. Lecturers from both universities will provide an outline of the relevant courses they have available. The students will then have an opportunity to try translation for themselves (from English to Irish) by working on some simple texts with the translators.
An introduction: the speakers and the programme
|9.45||The EU’s translators – who are they?|
|10.00||A day in the life of a European Commission translator|
|10.10||Studying translation at university – what are the opportunities?|
|10.30||Traineeships and employment opportunities|
|10.40||Questions and answers|
|11.20||The use of machine translation in the EU institutions|
|11.40||Using dictionaries and other resources|
|11.50||Students will be divided into four groups|
A translation workshop with European Commission translators – students will work with the translators on a short text, discussing the most significant challenges faced by translators and the ways in which professional translators find solutions to those challenges.
For further information, please email DGT-Dublin@ec.europa.eu