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Holljen, Maj-Britt. 2000. Practice orientation in the teaching of LSP translation: a report on a practice-oriented project at the Centre for Translation Studies at Agder College, Kristiansand, Norway. Babel 46 (1) : 41–65.
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The issue of translator training has become one of FIT’s principal concerns, as it touches upon fundamental aspects of the future of the field of translation generally, and of LSP translation in particular. Quality assurance in connection with translation studies is not something that is built up over night. The author has long been concerned with the problem of how to integrate into the students’ workload texts which not just reflect but rather challenge the different kinds of requirements demanded by their future employers. The POSI project — Praxis Orientierte Studieninhalte für die Ausbildung von Übersetzern und Dolmetschern – is approaching the same problem from a different angle, namely by focusing on the market’s need for qualified translators, and defining qualified as including not just the actual translating abilities, but indeed abilities to manage the entire translation process with all its extra-textual aspects.
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