Challenges and constraints in designing a localisation module for a multilingual cohort

Baños-Piñero, Rocío and Toto, Piero (2015) Challenges and constraints in designing a localisation module for a multilingual cohort. In: Conducting research in translation technologies. New trends in translation studies (13). Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 185-206. ISBN 9783034309943

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The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the challenges that may arise when designing a module in localization at postgraduate level for a multilingual cohort. This will be achieved by drawing on our own experience at a higher education institution in the UK (London Metropolitan University), and by reflecting on the strategies implemented to overcome these challenges. Special attention will be paid to key issues such as the resources needed (both human and technical), students’ needs and expectations, and how to ensure an effective alignment between the curriculum and professional practices. Specific challenges and constraints will also be explored, such as the increasing heterogeneity of cohorts, particularly in terms of students’ backgrounds and language combinations. Although this heterogeneity can be difficult to manage and will have an impact on the resources needed, it can also be seen as an opportunity to increase students’ awareness of cultural differences, which is key to working in localization.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum design, localisation, multilingual cohort, translator training, London Metropolitan University
Subjects: 400 Language > 410 Linguistics
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Piero Toto
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 11:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 11:15


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