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Translation and Meaning

New Series, Vol. 1


Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Marcel Thelen, Gys-Walt van Egdom, Dirk Verbeeck and Łukasz Bogucki

This book contains a selection of articles on new developments in translation and interpreting studies. It offers a wealth of new and innovative approaches to the didactics of translation and interpreting that may well change the way in which translators and interpreters are trained. They include such issues of current debate as assessment methods and criteria, assessment of competences, graduate employability, placements, skills labs, the perceived skills gap between training and profession, the teaching of terminology, and curriculum design. The authors are experts in their fields from renowned universities in Europe, Africa and North-America. The book will be an indispensable help for trainers and researchers, but may also be of interest to translators and interpreters.
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Crafting the Training and Testing of Interpreting Students towards Employability


Abstract: In July 2012, the Integration Decree contained an important reorganisation of the higher education landscape in Flanders. Following this, the integration of Erasmushogeschool (ehb) into the Faculty of Arts of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) as from the 2013–14 academic year called for an ‘academisation’ of the core training curriculum for interpreting students. Attuning the curriculum meant adopting a research-oriented approach driven by a theoretical framework and implementing innovative pedagogical tools to comply with the general objectives and vision of the university whilst keeping the specific objectives geared towards professionalisation.

Despite the fact that Translation Studies research has been gaining momentum over the last years, little has been written about the changes induced by the integration process on didactics of interpreting.

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