Sunday, 3 May 2020

Translation for all!-Linguacope Webminar, Thursday 16 April 2020

I had a great time doing this Zoom seminar for Linguascope.com on Thursday 16 April. Thanks for having me!

We had attendees from Austria, Canada, Czechia, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, the UK, and the US.

As highlighted in the title, the session was on one of my favourite language activity, translation.

Are translation exam questions ‘real’ translation tasks? What about online translators? Can translation activities be used to motivate pupils?

Yes! I believe Translation can be used effectively and creatively in and out of the classroom to get pupils to understand idioms better and the culture from Target Language countries.
Amongst other things, the session presented a wide range of translation activities to develop pupils’ knowledge of syntax, the complexity and accuracy of their sentence-building as well as their cultural awareness. (KS2 to KS5)