Events

Abstract Long sentence translation is a common challenge for English-Chinese translation students. While existing proposed solutions including segmenting a sentence and changing hypotaxis to parataxis are effective in describing what is needed when translating, they are not prescriptive enough for the translation student to use. As a result, students often feel tied up with the…
Abstract In this talk, John will discuss the challenges of teaching English-Chinese Translation at BA and MA levels in Hong Kong. These challenges arise from the gap between Translation theories and practice, differences between Chinese and English languages and cultures, students’ pre-conceptions about translation and equivalence, and teachers’ beliefs about Translation education, etc. Drawing upon…
Collaborative online international learning (COIL) is an increasingly popular form of pedagogic activity, providing students at institutions in different countries the opportunity to work together on a collaborative project. Since October 2021 Dr Shani Tobias of Monash University and Dr Martin Ward of the University of Leeds have started to implement COIL activities into their…
This session will be led by Dr Matt Mewhinney, Florida State University Synopsis: In this presentation I introduce one approach to teaching Japanese literary translation. This semester at Florida State University I am teaching a course titled “Translating Japanese,” which introduces students to the theoretical issues that arise in literary translation. The course comprises three…
Machine learning (ML) and machine translation (MT) technologies have increasingly become involved in translation studies and practices. Compared with human’s intuitive reflections on language, machine perception is largely based on mathematical calculation and statistical inference. While a neural machine translation engine aims to mimic human’s cognitive behavior, it is a learning machine in nature and…
The problem: One aspect of training professional translators involves acquainting students with a range of genres and specific fields that they might encounter in professional life. Instructors are faced with the challenge of discussing and evaluating translations in fields as disparate as the law, business, literature, current affairs, medicine, science and technology, despite having little…
At this event we will be discussing curricula, pedagogical methods and more, and the session is open to all subscribers of this network. For more information and to enquire about joining this network please email m.s.ward@leeds.ac.uk
The introductory forum for this network was conducted on Jan.14th, 2021, and was attended by over 20 academics engaged in teaching translation at undergraduate and postgraduate level at universities in a number of countries. The event provided the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges facing translation pedagogy practitioners in this field and begin to…