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Post-bachelor course in advanced translation techniques, technical writing and documentation (Italian and German) - second edition Description Description

 

The second edition of thepost-bachelor course in advanced translation techniques, technical writing and documentation (Italian and German) took place in 2005/2007. It was supported by the Office for Linguistic Issues of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and by Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators (Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Interpreti e Traduttori - SSLMIT) of Forlì (University of Bologna), and was financed by the European Social Fund.

The educational activity included 227 hours of theory and 110 hours of individual work for the development of a final project. The course comprised four modules, namely:

1) Terminography: introduction to the basic concepts of linguistics (esp. structural and text linguistics) and analysis of specialized texts; introduction to the basic concepts of terminology and their practical application with the help of terminology management systems; use of corpora for terminology and translation purposes;

2) Computer-aided translation: introduction to the basic concepts of computer-aided translation, and its practical application with the help of CAT tools;

3) Technical writing: basics of technical writing, evaluation of translation quality on the basis of set parameters and rules; legal drafting and user-friendly writing of administrative texts;

4) Legal translation: translation of legal texts from Italian into German and from German into Italian;

The course also included a practical part consisting of writing a final essay on one of the teaching subjects, to be discussed with an exam committee.

In 2006, this edition won the European Language Label, an award that encourages new initiatives in the field of teaching and learning languages. In Italy the award is given by the ISFOL- National Agency "Leonardo da Vinci” and by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. In 2007 the course was chosen with e-Lis and 19 other projects as a one of the best examples of an innovation project of great interest to the public in the last 20 years of the ESF program activities in South-Tyrol In 2008 this course edition was published in The national Catalogue of Esf best practices: learning from the past to govern the future related to initiatives implemented in Italy in 2000-2006. The Catalogue is promoted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security - Directorate General for Guidance and Training Policies within the national System Actions with the intent to foster the transfer and dissemination of best practices as a strategic instrument for their innovation, dissemination, improvement and mainstreaming.

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