Translation and Training Center Offers Professional Workshops

Translation and Training Center Offers Professional Workshops

18 Aug 2022

Training opportunities in specialized areas of translation and interpreting are open to all

The workshops are offered to aspiring linguists
The workshops are offered to aspiring linguists

Promoting individual, professional, and community development across the region, the Translation and Training Center (TTC) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will begin a new cycle of its specialized translation and interpreting workshops. The expert-led, highly practical training sessions - now open for registration - will run continually between August 28 and May 31, 2023. 

The workshops aim to enhance and expand the skill sets demanded of practicing translators, interpreters, and communication specialists in different professional contexts. Connecting the practical and theoretical aspects, participants will learn best practices that meet professional standards in business and finance, medicine, media, and audiovisual translation. 

In addition to interpreting, revision, and industry-standard computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, the courses will orient practitioners to the latest technological innovations and methodologies in the fast-changing translation and interpreting fields. They will also develop their awareness of ethical and professional issues. 

TTC’s varied workshops include Professional Interpreting, Professional Translation Basics, Translation and Technology: SDL Trados, Business Arabic Writing, Master the Techniques of Note-Taking, Translating Sports, Legal Translation, Business and Finance Translation, Medical Translation, and Revision and Quality Assurance. 

Professional trainers use engaging approaches to teaching and participants will have opportunities to gain practical skills in the fully digitized language labs at TII. All workshops are conducted in English and Arabic, with the exception of Business Arabic Writing.

TTC is part of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at HBKU, and will offer the workshops in person at Penrose House, Education City.

Nada Al-Mahmeed, Director at TII’s TTC, said: “In today’s linguistically diverse, increasingly internationalized work and business environments, the skills of interpreting and translation professionals can help facilitate communication as well as understanding. To meet this demand, our workshops are designed for participants to develop marketable skills based on industry-aligned, real-life scenarios. This approach has enabled the Translation and Training Center to make an appreciable impact on the social, economic, and workforce development across the region through our high quality training opportunities.” 

For more information and to enroll in one of the workshops, please visit