A 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. 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:
- A fully online webinar series of seven sessions of 90 minutes each for 2021.
- 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/) .
- 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.
- One session each will be focused on translation and another on interpreting, but participants from
both interest groups can attend both.
- ATSA will provide a certificate of attendance, stipulating the hours and topics attended.
- All the seminar leaders are invited to participate in al the seminars.
Please click here to view the programme.
Please register by paying the registration fees 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
Please e-mail proof of payment to our treasurer, Prof Ilse Feinauer, at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the
organizer, Prof Kobus Marais, at email@example.com
Deadline for registrations: 25 January 2021
If one participant registers for all 8 webinars: $40
If one participant registers for only some of the webinars: $10 per webinar
If a University/Department register, they can register as many participants as they want: $80