University of London Translation Training Initiative

This is to announce a new research-training initiative, funded by the AHRC, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London [SAS] and the University of Westminster. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies [IGRS], Westminster University and the Translators Association of the Society of Authors, UK.

The project offers training for native Anglophones who have an advanced knowledge of one or more other languages (research students and others) to develop their translation skills under the tutorship of professionals in the field: seven translators and an editor. The courses take three forms:

  • Online training, freely available on the SAS VLE, moodle these courses (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills) will be uploaded in spring 2011;
  • A Taster Event (8-9 April 2011) at the IGRS, London: classes in French, German, Russian & Spanish
  • A Summer School (18-23 July 2011) at the IGRS, London: classes in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish & Editing Skills.

To apply for the Taster Event and/or the Summer School, follow the url below. Please observe the deadlines as places are limited to 80, and UK student subsidies limited to 20, at each event.

Following completion of any any of these courses, you may apply to take an examination and, if successful, be entered on a Database of Academic Translators & Editors [DATE], which will be set up in 2011-12.

For details and application forms, see

For a copy of the project poster, email either or

With best wishes
Naomi Segal

Prof Naomi Segal
Director, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8739
sec: +44 (0)20 7862 8966, 8677 or 8738
fax: +44 (0)20 7862 8672


About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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