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Professional Development Courses, Workshops and Certificates

McGill University’s Translation and Written Communication unit invites practicing translators to take the following professional development courses.

Specialized Translation 1 / Traduction spécialisée 1 (bilingual, French and English)
May 2 to June 15, 2016

Monday and Wednesday; from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
CCTR 511/CCTR 512 751

An in-depth analysis of several text worlds i.e. commercial and legal, and the challenges they represent for the translator. The seminar examines the specialized aspects of a given text and the approaches translators have at their disposal to assist them in solving the particular problems these represent. Specialists in the different fields will be invited to give their expert opinions and discuss the various aspects of their specialty. The class will be divided into groups with the same or related areas of specialization. Oral presentations will expose students to background knowledge about other fields, thus providing as wide as possible a range of competence.

Text Revision / Révision de textes (bilingual, French and English)
May 3 to June 14, 2016

Tuesday and Thursday; from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
CCTR 529 761

This course is designed to provide students with advanced practice in evaluating and correcting texts written in English or French. Students will perfect their proofreading techniques and editorial practices. The texts will be of a specialized nature so as to expose students to the more complicated aspects. Accuracy will be stressed. During workshop activities students will be encouraged to work in pairs and use TAPs whenever possible.

Members of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) or sister provincial regulatory bodies as well as suitably qualified individuals may register as Special Students with prior departmental approval.

Special Students may take regular credit courses in the graduate program in translation up to a limit four (4) courses. Special students are governed by the same requirements which apply to all students in the university.

For further information or to register in one of these offerings, contact:
Bryan Jim
Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator | Translation and Written Communication
McGill University School of Continuing Studies
688 Sherbrooke Street West, room 1173, Montréal, QC H3A 3R1
T | 514.398.1484 | F | 514.398.1769 | E | bryan [dot] jim [at] mcgill [dot] ca