Sunday, August 27, 2017

Technology for Teaching Translation: Case Studies in Chinese/English

  • Monday 28 August 2017, 4.15 – 5.15 pm
  • Room W3.03, Level 3, Baldessin Precinct Building #110, ANU
  • Speakers: Dr Shengyu Fan and Grazia Scotellaro, CAP, ANU
This presentation will report on a recent project undertaken by Dr. Shengyu Fan and Grazia Scotellaro to introduce the use of apps and online resources in teaching Translation and Interpreting in Chinese for CAP. The project initially set out to test and evaluate a range of technologies including Google Translate, Padlet, Scrible and Socrative and only the most appropriate were then used in CHIN3041/6041 course: Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English. One of the main aims of this project is to break out from the traditional way of teaching and assessing student learning in this field. We live in a technology rich society. Mobile technology is part of our daily lives, but in stark contrast, we still teach in a way that does not fully engage with this life and work scenario. Our aim is to teach students to be critical users of technologies, especially in the field of translation and interpreting. Translation Studies students who are exposed to a variety of practical uses of modern technology are better equipped to work in the 21st century

This forum is jointly coordinated by the College of Arts & Social Sciences (the School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics and the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies) and the College of Asia & the Pacific (the School of Culture, History & Language).

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  • Ms France Meyer (CAIS, CASS) E 
  • Dr Duck-Young Lee (CHL, CAP) E 
  • Dr Consuelo Martinez Reyes (SLLL, CASS) E

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Special Seminar ANU Language Teaching Forum, Monday 7 August

Dr Mirella Agorni, who is on a teaching exchange from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, will be presenting at a special ANU Language Teaching Forum: Training Language Experts in Translation in a Transferability Perspective.
  • Monday 7 August, 4.15-5.15pm
  • Room W3.03, Level 3, Baldessin Precinct Building #110, ANU. 
The paper will focus on translation teaching in university foreign-language curricula and will discuss an approach based on the concept of ‘transferability’: this approach tries to go beyond the dichotomy between translation as a means for foreign-language teaching and testing, and translation as an activity with a considerable professional dimension. Finally, the project of an accompanying classroom textbook will be presented.

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