TRAINING THE TRAINER:

WEBINAR SERIES FOR TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER TRAINING UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ATSA (Association for Translation Studies in Africa) AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

Coordinators: Prof Kobus Marais (ATSA and University of the Free State, South Africa) and Prof Maria Gonzalez Davies (University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain)

As the field of translation studies develops in Africa, requirements for training are growing. In particular, there seems to be a movement from an interest in mere technical training to a fully-fledged scholarly education in translation studies on the continent. Against this background, colleagues on the continent have expressed an interest in training the trainer courses for lecturers in translation and interpreting studies who need to design and teach at MA and PhD level.

In response, this a proposal for webinar series in 2021 to fulfil this need. This series also addresses administrators setting up new educational programmes in translation, training leaders at translation agencies, as well as students embarking on MA courses or doctoral studies and any readers interested in the interface between translation and education.

The following is envisaged:

  1. A fully online webinar series of seven sessions of 90 minutes each for 2021.
  2. Six of these sessions will be facilitated by international experts on translator education, and two (one at the beginning and one at the end) will be facilitated by ATSA to situate the webinar in the African context (https://translationstudiesafrica.com/) .
  3. The six content sessions would be on the approaches and methods of translation/interpreting teaching. This would include topics like team teaching, ICT and curriculum design.
  4. One session each will be focused on translation and another on interpreting, but participants from both interest groups can attend both.
  5. ATSA will provide a certificate of attendance, stipulating the hours and topics attended.
  6. All the seminar leaders are invited to participate in al the seminars.

PROGRAMME: (Please note that titles and/or dates may change)

TIME: 13:00 to 14:30, Central African Time

WEBINAIR 1: 29 January

SITUATED TRANSLATOR TRAINING: THE AFRICAN CONTEXT I. STATE OF THE ART
Seminar leader: Prof Kobus Marais (ATSA and University of Free State, South Africa).

WEBINAR 2: 19 March

COLLABORATIVE AND SITUATED TRANSLATOR TRAINING: DEVELOPING TEACHER AGENCY FOR QUALITY INSTRUCTION
Seminar leaders: Prof Maria González-Davies (University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain) and Prof Don Kiraly (U. Mainz, Germany).

WEBINAR 3: 30 April

COLLABORATIVE AND SITUATED INTERPRETER TRAINING: DEVELOPING STUDENT AGENCY FOR THE MARKET
Seminar leader: Dr Carmen Delgado Luchner (Research associate, University of the Free State, South Africa).

WEBINAR 4: 28 May

CURRICULUM DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Seminar leader: Prof Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada, Spain).

WEBINAR 5: 30 July

ICT AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS IN TRANSLATOR AND INTERPETER TRAINING
Seminar leaders: Dr Vanessa Enríquez (U. Auckland, New Zealand); Dr Frank Austermuehl (U.Astron, UK); Dr David Orrego-Carmona (U. Aston, UK).

WEBINAR 6: 10 September

ETHICS IN THE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING CURRICULUM
Seminar leaders: Prof Mona Baker (U. Oslo, Norway) and Dr Gaby Saldanha (U. Birmingham, UK).

WEBINAR 7: 29 October

ASSESSMENT QUALITY IN TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER TRAINING
Seminar leaders: Dr Elsa Huertas and Dr Juliet Vine (U. Westminster, UK).

WEBINAR 8: 26 November

SITUATED TRANSLATOR TRAINING: THE AFRICAN CONTEXT II: INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING AND TRANSFER OF LEARNING – SOME CONCLUSIONS
Seminar leaders: Prof Kobus Marais (ATSA and University of Free State, South Africa)

REGISTRATION

Please register by paying the registration fees (see first page of leaflet) into the following account:

NAME OF ACCOUNT: ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62691743746
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
BRANCH CODE: 250655
COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA
SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ
REFERENCE: INITIALS+SURNAME

Please email proof of payment to our treasurer, Prof Ilse Feinauer, at aef@sun.ac.za and to the organiser, Prof Kobus Marais, at jmarais@ufs.ac.za

Deadline for registrations: 15 March 2021.

REGISTRATION FEES

  • If one participant registers for all eight webinars: $40
  • If one participant registers for only some of the webinars: $10 per webinar
  • If a university/department registers, they can register as many participants as they want: $80

FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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