The internationalisation of Spanish: Teaching applications and the role of translation.

  • Date: 22 Mar 2013
  • Location/venue: Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea , Wales, SA2 8PP

This workshop will explore the applications of state of the art language and translation tools (online, electronic and interactive) to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and how they can contribute to the expansion of Spanish language and culture worldwide.

 

 

Sponsored by

  • The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society (SIS)
  • Language Research Centre (LRC), Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH), Swansea University

 Content

This free workshop will explore the applications of state of the art language and translation tools (online, electronic and interactive) to the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and how they can contribute to the expansion of Spanish language and culture worldwide. It will bring together experts in the fields of applied linguistics and translation, who will provide their professional experience in the field, particularly with regard to international collaboration with Spanish-speaking countries. It will bring together representatives from private sector employers and employment representatives to explore the relevance of language and translation tools in the workplace. It will also provide a forum for postgraduate students to present their work and to make contact with researchers, professionals and employers in their field.

Programme

9:00-9:30am Registration and coffee

9:30 – 10:30am  Keynote speaker, Mr. Antonio Martínez Arboleda, University of Leeds, OpenLIVES: From Graduate Employability to Trans-Academic Life Skills and Values

10:30-11:00  Coffee break

11:00 -12:00  Academic papers
Dr. Patricia Rodríguez-Martínez, Swansea University, Employability in Languages, Translation & Interpreting at Swansea University
Dr. Tom Cheesman, Swansea University, www.delightedbeauty.org/vvv - Comparing Literary Translations: A Social-Digital Model

12:00-13:00  Keynote speaker, Dr. M. Carmen Parafita Couto, University of Strathclyde, Spanish across Cultures: A National, Minority and Global Language

13:00-13:45  Lunch break

13:45-14:45  Postgraduate student papers/posters

 14:45-15:45pm  Keynote speaker, Prof. José Santaemilia, Universitat de València, Spain, Traducción jurada (Sworn Translation) in Spain: Professional, Legal and Ethical Considerations

15:45-16:15pm  Coffee break

 16:15-16:45pm Interactive Session, Ms Sharon Stephens, Veritas Language Solutions, Employability and Spanish Linguists: What are Employers Looking for?

16:45-17:00pm  Close of workshop

Organising Committee

Prof. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, LRC Director, SIS Chair.

Dr. Rocío Pérez-Tattam, LRC

Dr. María Fernández-Parr, LRC

Accommodation 

The City of Swansea also offers a range of good quality overnight accommodation, from family-run guest houses to stylish ‘boutique’ hotels and from Travelodges to the Swansea Marriott. Locations vary from the city centre to the beach front. Below is a list of accommodation options for your convenience:

Cost and booking

There is no charge to attend this event.

Bookings for this event are now closed

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