The language of instruction is English.

The Syllabus of the Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School consists of six basic modules:

a) Re-thinking Translation Theory
Through presentations by the different members of the teaching staff, the most current approaches to translation theory will be re-read, and critically discussed, paying particular attention to the contemporary research of literary and non-literary works in a historical perspective. Issues such as ideology and censorship shall be focused on, and special attention shall be paid to the ethical motivation in TS research and active translatological engagement in society.

b) Methodological Approaches in Translation Studies
A plethora of different methodological approaches in TS will be presented, focusing in particular on researching translation of literary and non-literary texts from the perspective of historical and sociological studies or through the use of ethnographical and corpus studies approaches. Social research methods and the research of spoken discourse shall also be discussed.

c) Thematic Sessions by the Guest Professor

d) Teacher-Training Seminars

A selection of topics, relevant for teachers of translation, shall be discussed, for example:

  • Curriculum and syllabus design: the process and factors involved
  • The definition of objectives and learning outcomes; translator competence
  • Participants: trainee and trainer profiles (prior knowledge, personal characteristics, learning and teaching styles, expectations and motivations…)
  • Resources such as ICT, classroom layout and organization, bringing professionals into the classroom, taking students out of the classroom: work experience, professional simulation, mobility programs…
  • Classroom dynamics: large and small group activities
  • Assessment: design and implementation

e) Individualized Tutorials
In tutorials the doctoral students have the opportunity to discuss their own individual projects with all the teachers of the school, including with the guest professor.

f) Graduate Conference
Each student is expected to present her/his research project, and will have the opportunity to debate issues, particularly relating to methodology, with their peers and the teaching staff of the summer school.