The AHRC, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London and the University of Westminster start a new research-training initiative. It is a collaboration between the Translators Association of the Society of Authors, UK, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, and Westminster University.

The project offers training for native Anglophones who have an advanced knowledge of one or more other languages (research students and translators starting out on their careers) to develop their translation skills under the tutorship of professionals in the field: seven translators and an editor. The courses take three forms:

  • Free online training: these courses (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills) will be uploaded in spring 2011;
  • A Taster Event (8-9 April 2011) at the IGRS, London: classes in French, German, Russian & Spanish;
  • A Summer School (18-23 July 2011) at the IGRS, London: classes in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills.

More details and application forms can be found here. Please observe the deadlines as places are limited to 80, and UK student subsidies limited to 20, at each event. Although it will be past the deadline for the April taster event at the time of publication of this announcement, there are some
places left.

Following completion of any of these courses, you may apply to take an examination and, if successful, be entered on a Database of Academic Translators & Editors (DATE), which will be set up in 2011-12.

For a copy of the project poster, email either igrs@sas.ac.uk (igrs null@null sas NULL.ac NULL.uk) or naomi.segal@sas.ac.uk (naomi NULL.segal null@null sas NULL.ac NULL.uk).

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