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Teaching translation skills

About the Session

Cultivating Translation Skills: Engaging and Fun Strategies for Effective Development


Description: This professional development session is designed to equip language teachers with innovative strategies and approaches for developing translation skills in students. Participants will explore a variety of engaging and enjoyable activities designed to enhance students' proficiency in translation while promoting active participation and meaningful learning experiences.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding Translation Skills Development:

    • Delve into the importance of translation skills in language learning and explore the cognitive processes involved in translation comprehension and production.

    • Examine the role of translation in promoting language proficiency, cultural understanding, and intercultural communication.

  2. Exploring a Variety of Translation Strategies:

    • Introduce participants to a range of translation strategies and approaches, including literal translation, idiomatic translation, cultural adaptation, and localisation.

    • Discuss the strengths and limitations of each approach and provide guidance on when and how to use them effectively.

  3. Designing Engaging Translation Activities:

    • Showcase a variety of engaging and interactive translation activities designed to cater to different learning preferences.

    • Explore activities such as translation games, collaborative translation tasks, real-world translation projects, and multimedia translation exercises.

  4. Integrating Technology in Translation Instruction:

    • Highlight the role of technology in supporting translation instruction, including the use of translation memory tools, online dictionaries, and machine translation software.

    • Discuss how technology can enhance efficiency, accuracy, and productivity in translation tasks while promoting digital literacy skills.

  5. Promoting Reflective Practice and Feedback:

    • Emphasise the importance of reflective practice in translation skills development and provide guidance on how to encourage students to reflect on their translation process and outcomes.

    • Discuss strategies for providing constructive feedback on translation work, fostering growth mindset, and promoting continuous improvement.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive, collaborative discussion via Q & A, and exploration of resources.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to a curated collection of resources, including sample translation activities, and technology tools, to support the implementation of engaging translation instruction in their language classrooms. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By engaging in this session, language teachers will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to cultivate translation skills in their students through engaging and fun teaching strategies, fostering enthusiasm in language learning.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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