'Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training'. Sat 10 Nov 2012

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University of Portsmouth
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12th annual Portsmouth Translation Conference: Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada)

Daniel Toudic (University Rennes II)

Date: Saturday 10 November 2012 (*please note revised date*)

Place: Park Building, University of Portsmouth

These are challenging times for translator and interpreter training. The past 40 years have seen big changes in translator training with a shift towards greater professionalization, an explosion in the number of courses, and also a shift towards lifelong learning and continuing professional development. Translator training has also moved, in part, out of the seminar room into the virtual learning environment. The industry and student professional needs are also changing very fast.

The organisers of the twelfth annual Portsmouth Translation Conference invite contributions from translation and interpreting professionals and scholars on practice and research in translator and interpreter training. Fields of interest might include, but are by no means limited to:

Best practice for practical translation workshops
Translator training and cognition
Translators, interpreters and CPD
Translator and interpreting training online (distance learning)
Training the trainer
The role of professional organisations
The role of professionals
Relevance of translation theory in and outside the classroom
Educational theories
Clients need educating too!

We welcome a broad range of approaches to translation and interpreting, including presentations with an empirical, critical, analytic, pedagogical, technological or professional focus. Proposals for practical 60-minute workshops are very welcome.

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to both begona.rodriguez@port.ac.uk and caterina.jeffcote@port.ac.uk by 30 June 2012. Enquiries to translation@port.ac.uk or see www.port.ac.uk/translationconference.

A publication of proceedings will follow from the conference.