Publication details [#856]

Lavault-Olléon, Elisabeth. 1998. Traduction en simulation ou en professionnel: le choix du formateur [Simulated or professional translation: the teacher's choice]. Meta 43 (3) : 364–372.
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University training does not always provide the practical knowledge that professionals require, especially in the field of translation, especially in French universities, where a strong academic tradition prevails. This paper considers the role of practice in the training of translators and describes different means of imparting practical skills, including specific exercises, simulated translations and the introduction of direct professional experience into the academic curriculum. A group translation project carried out by the students at Stendhal University is used as a basis for discussion of ways and means of better preparing students to adapt to the professional world.
Source : Based on abstract in journal