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Teaching Translation: Challenges, Ideas, Solutions (PAMLA)

Palm Springs, CA
Organization: PAMLA
Event: PAMLA
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, French, Pedagogy, German, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2024-11-07 to 2024-11-10 Abstract Due: 2024-06-16

Translation is an essential and indispensable skill for foreign language students. Through translation, they have the opportunity not only to reflect upon and deeply understand cultural and linguistic aspects of the target language, but they are also capable of compare it with the source culture and language. It is a linguistic exercise, a creative process, as well as an opportunity for cultural immersion and a creative process. However, teaching a translation class or simply integrating translation activities into the language classroom comes with myriad pedagogical challenges for the instructor. Various translation techniques, different levels of language proficiency among students, and the selection of a variety of literary and non-literary texts are only some of the challenges this type of endeavor presents.

This roundtable for the upcoming PAMLA conference invites presentations that address these and other pedagogical questions, propose effective teaching tools and assessment ideas, and discuss possible creative solutions to issues regarding translation in the L2 classroom. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio through the PAMLA portal https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/ by June 16, 2024.


Melina Masterson